LADING

Bonus Time – The Value of an Extra Hour

It’s hotly debated (at least on the internet!) whether Daylight Saving Time serves any purpose in today’s world. Springing forward and falling back certainly cause issues which may be considered challenging and possibly beneficial. In any case, this month we did ‘fall back’ and as I do most years, I had a conversation with myself […]

Full Circle

  In 1978 I was assigned to Ox College “3 South” corridor.  The all girls freshman dorm, located one mile from campus, was the dreaded dorm room assignment. Even my waitlisted high school girlfriend was relieved to be given commuter status rather than receive my dorm draw.  I laugh at the tears my eighteen-year-old self […]

Enough?

Enough. How much is really enough? It’s kind of fun to challenge yourself and see how little you can have to be content. We are used to living with limitations, but what about living without them? That can be harder than expected… Lotto fever is bigger than its ever been before. They’ve actually changed the […]

Open the Jar, The Bell Jar

  I tiptoed around The Bell Jar for years without actually reading the story. With an upcoming new movie being introduced, and with a little time on my hands, I was intrigued to lift the lid, and take a peek. What surprised me the most was how funny author Sylvia Plath was! When she described […]

When Normal is So Much Better than Average

I’ve spent my entire adult life celebrating and embracing being a little different than normal. I hear the off beat of a different drummer, and have grown to love that sound. But recently I rejoiced upon receiving a letter declaring me normal. And, yes, the word “normal” was actually bolded in print, not just in […]

Change!

Change is the only constant, so they say. Change can come slowly, like a well worn shoe, or as sudden as a clap of thunder.  Change can be terrifying. It may leave us unable to breathe. It can also be like the ocean’s waves and roll right over us without hesitation or influence. As we […]

#eyes_forward

Today is a beautiful day — aren’t they all? Today is the day we have, there is no telling what it will bring, and quite a while back I decided that my job is to live it and love it! There are always lessons and examples in life that remind me, often quite beautifully, of […]

A Rabbit Tale

Walking into a thrift store is always inspiring for those adventurous at heart. Curiosities beacon us in to a world of unexpected treasures. I recently experienced this on my quest for small bottles and jars to paint; my latest artistic stress release. I gingerly inspected each piece and marveled at the simplicity and abundance this […]

Brave New World

Nestled among the books, photos, salt lamps, and antique bookshelves, something new lies waiting. Its electric charge pulses upon command. It is my new best friend! Between computers, smartphones, iPads – I really didn’t need any more technology. I’m not a tech nerd and my colleagues can attest to that, but when I heard about […]

Best Day Ever

Maybe my title intrigued you. You may think I’m about to share a story about something great that happened recently. I’m not. Instead, I’m relating how our choice of words, our thoughts, our self speak determines how our life goes. Be positive is not just a blood type or a cliché. I reset my brain […]

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