Oh the tangles..

Weeks ago I read a compelling article about continuing education for the sake of continuing education… learning just to keep learning.. working the brain simply to keep the brain working. At 58 I figured I’d better make some cognitive investments so that I will hopefully still be firing on all cylinders when I’m 68.. 78…..

Effective communication.

There I was, legs awkwardly squished under a tiny wooden table, listening to the teacher discuss what was great, and not so great, about my grade-school son’s progress. At one point she turned directly to him to discuss his lousy penmanship and said “I know you have a lot of important stuff to share, but…

Listening to Understand..

What a difference a day makes. Had the Belk Bowl taken place 24 hours earlier, we would have been sitting on wet seats in a cold and unrelenting rain. Instead we enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon of football in weather that was more like September than December.     The game itself was a…

Hold that thought!

5:30am.. My husband is in a rush. I’m in the kitchen, boiling water for his “tea-to-go” and checking my e-mail. The estimate to install the tile just popped up in my in-box and it’s high.. really high. My husband flies down the stairs, splashes some cream into his steaming travel mug and charges for the…

Slow..quick quick..slow..

My husband and I have been taking ballroom dancing lessons. This was my Christmas present, but it took us until Spring to find.. ( no, to make ) ..the time to actually schedule our first lesson and go. It’s been good- really good– even tough we stink. 😏 Let’s face it, we aren’t vying for…

Musty, Old Love Letters

I remember a funny moment years ago when my daughter pointed at an ‘LP’ on display at the Smithsonian museum and exclaimed “Hey dad..check out this HUGE CD!!!”  She had never seen a vinyl record. My goodness, life does rapidly evolve, doesn’t it? Nowhere is that more evident than in how we communicate.  I still…