‘If you see something, say something’

“Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence?” – Carl Sandburg In November, Dictionary.com announced its word of the year for 2017 was “complicit” and wrote it “has sprung up in conversations this year about those who speak out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stay... Continue Reading →

i LOVE the Olympics!

The greatest sporting event begins this week. While I love college football and college basketball, especially March Madness, nothing compares to the two and a half weeks that are the Olympics, which rotate every two years between the summer events and the winter ones. Olympism, according to the Olympic Charter, combines sport with culture and... Continue Reading →

Are we missing the whole point?

We sat down at a corner table in Pizza Planet and began eating a late lunch. It was Christmas Eve, our first day at Disney World, and the restaurant was buzzing not unlike the scene from Toy Story. This trip was our Christmas present, but I had struggled with knowing that so many employees were... Continue Reading →

Put your oxygen mask on first

My great-grandma Jessie cared for her sister, my great-aunt Elsie, who was bed-ridden for many years. I remember watching her as a little girl, feeding her, turning her, reading to her, brushing her hair. I recognized it was a great deal of work all those many years ago. But probably not to the extent I... Continue Reading →

‘More important than facts’

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.” This is the first line of the poem, “Attitude,” by Charles Swindoll which has been true in my life. And with a chronic pain illness, I've found it can really be the difference in wasting the days away and finding real joy.... Continue Reading →

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