No One Told Me About the Mascara on My Face

No One Told Me About the Mascara on My Face

A few months back, I decided it was time to get my annual flu shot, so I headed to the pharmacy. I quickly got the shot, chatted with briefly with the pharmacist, then headed to my car. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon, so I sat in my car for a few minutes and...
It Wasn’t Boring After All

It Wasn’t Boring After All

A few months ago, I settled back in my seat for the long series of (boring) speeches. High school graduation! The principal, valedictorian, salutatorian, and the superintendent of schools had all prepared words for this special day. The superintendent of schools had...
The Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder

He would leave very early in the morning saying he was going out for a newspaper. A few hours and cups of coffee later, my dad would return not only with the paper, but with stories far more interesting than the ones in print. On his early morning journeys, he would...
The Three P’s

The Three P’s

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson I am a promise, I am a possibility, I am a promise, with a capital “P” – I am a great big bundle of potentiality. I learned this catchy tune at camp when I was about 11...
Greatness in Service

Greatness in Service

Everyone can be great – you only need a heart full of grace. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was a long skinny room off the kitchen. Our “storage” room. Sometimes it would be so packed we could barely walk into it. The room housed our dryer, Christmas decorations, and...