Put it There

For the past few weeks, not sure why, I’ve been thinking about my Dad’s hands. I’ve been waking up recently certain that I had touched or held his hand overnight, perhaps in my dreams - even though he passed away 12 years ago.  I can still feel them: a working man’s hands; a craftsmen’s hands;... Continue Reading →

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Who Lifts You Up? Who Will You Lift Up Today?

We had been looking forward to this vacation all year.  And we talked with friends about our vacation as we planned in the approaching days. The Drive was an especially interesting part to talk about with others because in past years the drive to this beach we were visiting had taken six or more hours. “How... Continue Reading →

The Simplest Things Can Fuel Your Positivity

What do you do when you just don’t have that skip in your step or those fresh ideas and positivity swirling in your mind? A funny thing happened to me the last time I was there.  Really, it was funny.   Because when I looked up, I saw this piece in our kitchen which we call... Continue Reading →

Act Your Age

My first rock festival -- I am 47 years old. As a rule, I try not to lead with my age.  I believe it’s more about who you are inside than what this number, 47, says about who I am. But when telling of my day at the Osheaga Music Festival in Montréal last weekend,... Continue Reading →

Help! I Need Somebody. Help! Not Just Anybody … (well, ok)

Tomorrow is the last day of school for our daughter and the school uniform she's worn all year is not to be found.  How can that be? It's an important day and the uniform is not an option.  At 8 p.m., what do we do? We reach out.  And you know what ... ? Nothing beats the... Continue Reading →

Why Don’t I Feel Like I’m Growing When I’m Growing?

We moved to Montreal, Quebec three months ago.  And although we're in the same time zone as we were in North Carolina, the difference in culture and lifestyle has been daunting. "We came for the kids," we say when explaining the move.  They will grow so much from the experience.  But did I expect that... Continue Reading →

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