“Whether you think that can or think you can’t, you’re right.” It’s a quote from Henry Ford that I said many, many times over the years that I taught Karate to children. Some of my students would get frustrated while trying to learn the basic blocks, kicks, and katas (a pattern of choreographed exercises in … More What Are You Thinking?
For the early part of my life I was pretty much unchurched. I knew about God, primarily because my parents invoked pulling out the Bible and making us put our hands on top of it and swearing upon it that we did not perpetuate whatever wrong that had occurred in the household. I know for … More Worship the Lord
Back in my corporate days, I worked for a major electric and natural gas supplier. As with many major corporations during my time there, the corporation was focusing intently on stockholder’s return on investment. Earnings per share goals were huge, and the corporation made it well known to employees what each year’s goal was. To … More Leaving a Legacy
When I turned into a teenager, several things happened. Teenage life was all about me, and in my eyes, my parents were far removed from “the real world.” After all, it was eons ago when they were young, they could never understand what I was thinking and facing in my world. I became obsessed with … More Prepare
It is 1972 when young Richard Collier is celebrating the success of the opening night of his play. At the party, Richard is approached by an old lady who presses a pocket watch into his hand and mysteriously says “Come back to me.” That same evening the woman returns to her residence and dies. Fast … More Come Back to Me
I love adventure, at least my idea of adventure that is. I’ve never been the most athletic of people, at times I’m uncoordinated. I have gained a new nickname in the past few years “The Queen of Spill.” And, I have to say that I am quite good at living up to that name. I … More Adventures
In the realm of writing, it’s common practice to use abbreviations, that is, a shortened form of a word that represents the complete word. I know that there are plenty of bloggers/writers out there that are “word nerds,” and spend a considerable amount of time researching and understanding words. In my world I didn’t think … More Re: God’s Love
My father was a Canadian. My mother was an American. My mother’s mother, my maternal grandmother, was Canadian. As such, my mother grew up in Canada. I spent a lot of time with my Grandparents on my father’s side of the family during the many family visits we made to Ontario whist I was growing … More A Grandparent’s Legacy
Having worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, I heard the adage, on more than one occasion, that I, or maybe my entire team, needed to give our assigned project at least 100 percent effort. But, we were also told that management would like it even better if we applied 110 percent of … More When Mathematical Theories Don’t Apply
Many of you know that we drive a big rig delivering Broadway shows across our nation. As such most of our time is out traversing the roads. Daily we encounter situations that most commuters don’t. High traffic areas, overcrowded freeways, lineups for toll booths, accident scenes, etc. Knowing about road and weather conditions is vital … More Caught in a Whirlwind
Love – pure love – is a hotly sought after goal for most people. When I was a child, I dreamed of meeting my perfect “Prince Charming,” that fairy tale love who rode in like a knight in perfectly polished, gleaming armor riding in to swoop me up and on to the back of his … More Happily Ever After
We have a bit of a running joke, my husband and I. It’s about wine, but not that kind of wine to which our minds immediately turn. It’s the more annoying brand: whine. I venture that anyone whose ever been the parent of a preschooler has been subjected to enough doses of whine to make … More Want a Little Bit of Cheese with that Whine?