Category: Musings

July 4, 2017 / / Musings

Today is much more than just Independence Day for me, much more than a historical holiday with fireworks and parades, and much more than a BBQ bonanza with burgers and baseball. It’s a day to celebrate emotional independence, overcoming codependency, and reclaimed liberty.…

June 24, 2015 / / Musings

When I was little, I wished hard for straight hair and tried to brush it out so I could have flippy Farrah Fawcett hair. When I was in sixth grade, I wanted to be shorter. I was already five seven (173cm) and feared…

February 14, 2015 / / Musings
January 6, 2015 / / Future

Today is Epiphany, a celebration in honor of the arrival of the Magi to honor the infant Christ. When they came to see him, they had traveled from afar, using the high-tech GPS system called the North Star in the night sky. They…

December 30, 2014 / / ADHD

Right before Thanksgiving, pneumonia kicked me flat. I had a 103.7* fever (about 39.83 C) and coughed like an antique steam shovel. It was so bad we had to cancel our trip to California–and we’ve never done that before. When I was lying…

October 14, 2014 / / Goals

On Saturday my daughter M. and I visited Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. At first she was reluctant, didn’t want to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning (9:30 AM, sheesh), and complained that the ninety minute campus tour would…

September 15, 2014 / / Musings

My coworker friend Andrea is almost smack dab in the middle, in terms of age, in between my daughter and me. I’m 42, Andrea is 28, and my daughter is 15. The age difference between each of us is not old enough for…

March 29, 2014 / / Leadership

In the U.S., when we pass by somebody we don’t know in the grocery store, we say, “Excuse me.” If we are looking at the same clothing rack at the mall and we’re standing within 3-5 feet of them, we say, “Sorry.” And…

August 10, 2013 / / Leadership