Target Practice

Poor cashier.. there she was, checking me out on aisle 5, a long line of customers behind me and her computer seizes up. What’s so interesting about millennials (OK, so maybe not all of them) is that the “broke-r” the tech gets, the faster they start clicking.. fingers randomly tapping this and that and this…

Smack dab in the middle of an unfolding miracle..

A pastor tells the hilarious story of how when his son was a baby he would sit in his highchair wailing for food. He’d scream and kick and pound his little fists as if he was sure that THIS TIME his parents would surely forget his pureed carrots and he’d die a slow death from…

It’s too easy to be angry all of the time..

(Originally posted Jan 23, 2020) Sounds strange, doesn’t it? But being angry all of the time is about as easy as it’s ever been. And so much of our anger is directed towards other PEOPLE isn’t it? Which begs the question: How much better, more enlightened, more intelligent, more loving, more giving, more caring, less…

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…

Sooooo close..

We are at punch list stage. The kitchen remodel that began August 12th is almost complete. I am chomping at the bit to fill those cabinets with all of the stuff we have piled in boxes in the garage, but we gotta get through the list first. Some of the punchy items are tiny..some are…

12 – to – 12

If you had told me my kitchen would look like this one month into the renovation, I would have told you I thought you were being a pessimist. I’ve learned a lot about a lot since then.