Incredibly Dangerous Behavior

I’ve never understood the game of one-upmanship.  It’s usually played by extremely insecure people, both men and women, while the rest of us roll our eyes. That’s until it zooms past being irritating and becomes dangerous. One-upmanship often leads to mindless mouthing off. Nowadays the world can’t afford stupidity anywhere, … Read more…

The Best Date Ever

Thinking back over the years of bad dates and good dates brings both awesome and bittersweet experiences to the surface. How do so many vibrant memories of everything stay crammed into our overloaded brains until the right question releases them? After 44 years of an up-and-down marriage, I found myself … Read more…

We Could Achieve So Much

I often wonder how much more we as human beings could accomplish if we weren’t distracted by a thousand things every day! We need so much to focus on one thing at a time and complete it before moving on to the next. Yet the world too often seems to … Read more…

Why I Love My Writing Passion

I try to write something every day, so my heart jumps with excitement when the house quiets down and the infernal telemarketers stop harassing me!! Most days I turn off the phone in order to complete the required work for my full-time employer, but their evening calls still continue. It’s … Read more…

Every Good Work is God’s Work

People sometimes chide me for expending my writing talents on “worldly” topics instead of on God’s work. That stings a little but I may be the bearer of bad tidings: First, I don’t get paid for blog posts but other than that, writing is how I earn a living. It’s … Read more…

Time to Downsize?

At some point in our lives, we all have to downsize our living arrangements. In our younger years, it might not have even been something we chose to do. Job promotions, for example, may come with a price. Just thinking about moving to a metro area anywhere on the East … Read more…

Girls Who Code

I recently came across the Girls Who Code program when it was discussed where I work. What a terrific way to support and encourage young girls to get into computer science! Girls Who Code was founded by Reshma Saujani in 2012 after she entered a race for Congress in 2010. … Read more…

We Teach the Most by Example

To state the obvious, civility in the nation is rapidly evaporating in the heat of anger, misunderstanding and wrong-headed beliefs. We now have dozens of opportunities daily to teach adults as well as children that human kindness and respect are still alive in the land. But will we do it? … Read more…

Judging Others Can Feel So Satisfying

Some people go to great lengths to judge others for the sheer sense of accomplishment it engenders (if you’re of a certain mindset). Such folks may have the gall to speak directly to individuals about what they’re “doing wrong,” or even indicate they need details before they can agree the … Read more…

Why I See the World the Way I Do

Had I grown up as a privileged child, my empathy for those suffering would have remained dormant, I’m sure. Instead, my siblings and I grew up poor. Furnishings were sparse in our rented housing. The one birthday party we hosted was a nightmare of embarrassment. I also endured the taunts … Read more…