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Don't I know you?" Isn't that a question many of us have either asked of someone or someone has asked us that very same question? I think it is a pretty common occurrence, actually. Having spent … more
If I had a daughter, the first thing I would say to her would be, "Please don't talk with your mouth full." The second thing I would say to her would be, "Please don't enter beauty pageants." I … more
First of all, let's begin by wishing all of the people celebrating Father's Day a very happy and joyous day this Sunday. Some of you reading this may be a father yourself, others of you may play the … more
Sometimes situations or events occur that are completely outside of our control. We are living in a world surrounded by such situations and events every day, and unfortunately that means we are also … more
I was in sixth grade the first time I heard about bullying. One of my classmates at Acacia Elementary in Fullerton, California, had a brother at the junior high school I would be attending the … more
I could spend the next 500 words in gentle reminders about barking dogs, or I could keep it simple and tell you to do something about it. It's annoying and disrespectful. Arf. Most dogs come … more
There's comfort food and there's discomfort food. Sometimes one precedes the other. I am still trying to figure out what discomfort food led to this narrative. Usually I can look back, and … more
Is holding on to tradition more important than change or trying something new? Are change and trying something new more appealing and intriguing than holding on to tradition? Do we hold on to … more
I don't believe in wishing and hoping and praying for things to get better. I don't believe in positive thinking all by itself, or slogans to grease the way. There's work to be done. Meditation … more
About 15 years into my career, a young woman from another department in the organization where we both worked asked me to lunch. To my complete - and ignorant - surprise, she asked me to be her … more
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