attitude is everything

I’m not a fan of the cliché, “attitude is everything.” For years I thought there must be something wrong with me because I couldn’t just “decide” to have a better attitude. It may have looked like it on the outside but in truth, on the inside I was in turmoil because I couldn’t control people […]

i wonder

It has been a year of TRY. For the past few years, I have chosen a theme word and 2017 was the year for me to try things that I was afraid to attempt. Many things have been tried, some successfully and others not so successfully. Jobs were applied to, dance classes were attended, 5k’s […]

just weird

Sitting on the cushioned bench next to my son, I feel a bit conspicuous. The pew is mostly empty and only six rows from the front, so most of the people in the chapel are behind us. Before long, my other boy slips in beside me. One look at him and I feel even more […]


Decluttering a drawer today I found a small bag containing postcards which I collected three years ago at Mount Rushmore. I purchased these items because every year when I taught my first graders about said mountain, someone would always ask, “Is this place really real?” My answer was always “yes.” Then they would ask, “Have you […]