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The Potential of the Human Spirit

  Have you ever been in just the right place at just the right time so as to witness a moment that allowed you to see the potential of the human spirit?   I have experienced one of those moments, and as […]

If You Want a Meaningful Answer, Ask the Right Question

  I recently filled out a questionnaire that was sent to me in response to an online job application I filled out.   I have this thing about questions.  The answers are only as useful as the questions are appropriate.   For […]

It’s All Just Outside My Window

  I’m on my third topic for this post today.  I just couldn’t get into anything I thought of writing about.  My eyes keep wandering to the goings on outside my window.   There’s a big ash tree stripped of all its […]

Kindness Springs From the Heart

  “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.”  That was a Frank Burns line from an episode of  M*A*S*H long ago.  Being nice is good, but it’s more a matter of civility.  Kindness, on the other hand, is a matter of […]

Becoming the Person I Want to Be

  My parents always told me that I could be anything I wanted to be if I worked at it hard enough.  I’ve spent a lot of my adult life searching for who I am, forming my beliefs, and trying to be […]

Alteration, Modification, Transformation. Change.

  What does change mean to you?  Does it make you cringe or jump for joy?  For me, it depends on the reason for the change and who initiated it.  If it was my idea, I’ve had time to think about it […]

Follow the Leader

  I’ve never been much of a leader.  Then again, I’ve never been much of a follower, either.  I’ve always kind of just done my own thing.  My youngest sister once told me that she always saw me as the dreamer of […]

Looking Towards Tomorrow

  I’m not much of one for New Year’s resolutions.  Recently, though, I have found myself evaluating where I am in life.  Maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s turning 61.  I’m not sure.  All I know is that I feel […]

What I’m Thankful For

  I don’t know if you noticed or not, but I didn’t post anything last week.  I was having a little crisis and, as an introvert, I have the need to go inside myself for a while to make things make sense.  […]

The Story of Home

  Home.  It’s a single word that evokes tremendous emotion.  It’s where we first learn who we are and where we fit into the world.  It’s where we build our first relationships, where we learn to share and negotiate, where we learn […]