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A funny thing happened on the road less traveled

Poetry.  It sounds so beautiful and describes aspects of life so perfectly.  Poetry has the power to inspire dreams and put thoughts into action.  Too bad poetry doesn’t come with a warning label that sometimes when you roll the dice, you lose your shirt. Our Blogmaster has challenged our team to write about a time... Read more »

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

So tonight’s Blog-a-paloozza challenge asks us to write about something we find beautiful that others might not understand. In the eye of this beholder, there is nothing so beautiful as vulnerability and honoring one’s truth.  So what does that mean? Beauty, at its core, is about purity, essence and joy.  We find beauty in art,... Read more »

No iPad? No iPod? No iPhone? iDon't care.

For years now, each of my three children has tried to wear me down to a nub trying to get me to cave on all-things-tech. We are (painfully) old school and value face time over FaceTime and we over Wii. All of this, of course, is against the backdrop of moans and groans of how... Read more »

What's the first envelope you open when the mail comes?

Growing up, my mom insisted that I write a note to every person who gave me a present.  Every person, every gift, every time.  Not that I got so many presents that I couldn’t keep up.  Yes, I groaned a little, but  was reminded that if I did not send a note of thanks I... Read more »

Is the Super Bowl really that super?

It’s not what you think.  I love football!  I grew up idolizing Walter Payton, married a former semi-pro football player and have cheered by younger son in five seasons of junior football (coached by his dad, of course).  As a dear friend’s dad would say “I got no beef” with football. What I DO have... Read more »

George Washington didn't and neither do I.

So tonight we were asked by our BlogMaster to write about a time we lied.  The email unveiling the topic was sent nearly an hour ago and I’m just now getting started. Why has it taken me so long? Have I lied in my lifetime?  You bet, some real whoppers.  The biggest one that jumps... Read more »

The one choice I made in 2015 that made a difference

On the eve of the eve, our BlogMaster has asked this question: What decision did you make in 2015 that made a difference? That’s easy; I kept moving forward. Specifically, listening to the countless individuals who did not see, understand, support or believe in the mission of the foundation our family started two years ago,... Read more »

Can't we all just get along?

Rodney King was on to something.  Over 20 years ago, when we were far less divided than we were today, the call for others to simply get along sounded so reasonable.  But why can’t we do it? This past week has been filled with story after story, photo after photo, rally after rally about an... Read more »

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted

So, it’s Blogopalooza tonight!  This week’s topic is to write about a quote that has meaning to us and why. As you might have guessed by the title of this post, Aesop’s fable has shaped my life in many ways, big and small.  As a third grader at Sheridan School in Lake Forest, our project... Read more »

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Usually my thoughts on issues of the day flow freely on to the page.  Or screen.  I love talking about events of the past week, digging deep into what they mean, who benefits, the real back story, and translate what it means into understandable chunks of insight. This week was different.  I couldn’t seem to... Read more »