You Must Be Present To Win!

You Must Be Present To Win!

I remember as a kid, my parents went to the grand openings of neighborhood businesses that advertised a “give-away.” They grew up in the depression and the idea of a free two-slice toaster, iron, clock, cake cutter, jar opener, or little league replica baseball bat...
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

The world is different, change has occurred. We are all participants, and no one is immune. At times you feel like a failure, at time you feel like a winner, at times you do not feel anything. Over the course of a day, hour, or minute, you may feel some or all these...
It Is What It Is!

It Is What It Is!

It Is What It Is! We hear this phrase, but what does it mean? People may say this and shrug their shoulders as if to indicate, “Oh well, get over it”. Really? In this time of unease and fear, people want to be heard and understood. How can you use the concept of...
LEAP OF FAITH!

LEAP OF FAITH!

Colliers English Dictionary defines a “leap of faith” as something you do even though you are not sure it is right or will succeed. I define a “leap of faith” as the space between where you have been and where you are going. The place of not knowing. As a child, I...
DOGGED Determination!

DOGGED Determination!

I am the proud mother of two “dogettes”, Charlie and Louie, who are a total of nine lbs. Based on their size that name is appropriate. Charlie is a happy little 3.5 lb. Maltese who plays all day, barks at clouds and air, and provides endless kisses. Louie his 5.5 lb....
WORRY? Y?

WORRY? Y?

December 31, 1999- Chicago, Illinois I am walking home after a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner filled with great food, great wine, laughter, reminiscing, and lots of love. My fiancé and I wanted to get home before midnight to welcome the New Year with our...