WHOA!!

One of my favorite stories of all time is the Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. In this classic 1837 tale, swindlers pretend to make the Emperor an expensive new outfit out of cloth that only smart people can see. Needless to say there is no cloth, but no one wants to tell his…

I won’t smile and you can’t make me.

I remember a friend once telling me that she had “every right to be miserable.”  I was trying to lift her spirits after a break-up and she was having absolutely none of it. No doubt she had every reason to be sad, I would have been sad too…but she wasn’t explaining her reason to me..she…

Soo, What did you have for dinner last night?

“According to the Chicago research firm Food Genius, as many as 80% of Americans don’t make plans for dinner until at least 4 p.m. the same day.”- WSJ, June 7, 2019 WHAAAAT?!?! And here I thought I was the ONLY loser pulling frozen bricks of chicken out of the freezer at 5:30 p.m. frantically defrosting…

No Holds Barred Friendship

One of my kids was telling me about some pretty harsh advice a friend recently shared with her. Painful as it might have been to hear it, it’s a gift to have dear friends who can be frank and honest without fear of damaging the relationship. Do you have no holds barred friends? These are…

Why lie?

Lying is like painting over a water stain on the ceiling.. the truth will eventually seep right through, so all you are really doing is buying time. Now if you’re an exchange student trying to escape from communist North Korea and you have to dress up like a local and lie about your identity to…