Perfecting the Imperfect

I need to get off the pie.  I recently spent three days straight practicing pie for a Pi Day challenge handed down to me at work. Here is what those three days looked like: 15 homemade pie crusts (which translates into 15 sticks of butter mind you) 8 store-bought pie crusts for low risk practice…

Meaningful Use: A Facebook Dilemma

Social media is very unsettling to me.  I’m in a constant state of internal conflict from simultaneously embracing it and fighting it.  Since discovering Facebook in 2008, I’ve fallen deeper into the habit and added other platforms like Twitter and Instagram to my repertoire without truly understanding the role they play in my life. Or…

Grace and Space: Making Friendships Last

I had a chance to see one of my longtime friends recently. I met her 20 years ago when we attended a leadership camp as representatives from our high schools.  We were fast friends and stayed in touch, visiting each other throughout our remaining high school days, eventually becoming college roommates.  Life has taken us…

Enough is the New Abundance

July marks five years and one month that we have lived in our current house.  The one extra month is significant because it means that this is the longest I have lived anywhere since I departed from my childhood home at 18.  I’ve been withdrawn from my writing and my thoughts lately because my internal…

Breaking Up With a Dream

As I have had the opportunity to get to know many of you through this blog, I’ve learned that this community is full of dreamers.  We have big ideas to use our lives in big ways and we spend time inside our minds sorting through how we can propel ourselves to the next exciting endeavor. …

Say YES, please!

We’ve totally overdone it on empowering people to say “no”.  I’m bringing back “yes’ in a big way. Think back to the last time you had a meeting or went to someone’s home and were offered something to eat or drink. What did you say?  I put money on it that you said no.  Ok,…

Norm’s Key Lime Pie

Legacies are built on others taking notice of how we live our lives when we are not asking to be watched.

Take Me to Church

Can faith be exercised and perhaps even strengthened without church? This is the question I have been wrestling with.

A Toast to You

The exceptional is usually found underneath the ordinary…