Keeping the Focus

I walked out of the house, headed for a meeting. Running late, as usual. I closed the front door, took out my keys, and clicked the button. Nothing happened. I clicked again. Still nothing. Now I was annoyed. I looked down at my keys to see what the problem was. It...

In Search of Gloria

My fiancé is a kind, generous, loving and funny man. We’ve been together for 8 years now, through each other’s ups and downs. We have each other’s backs. The other day he said to me, “I was talking to Rod and he said ‘Your girlfriend does that feminist stuff, doesn’t...

It’s a Head Game

My dog, Lily, has been at it again: teaching me what I need to know. This last lesson is about facing obstacles and how to move past them. I’m sure she’s not enjoying this particular role, but I am grateful for it, nonetheless. Lily is a 6-year-old German Shepherd in...

Everyone Seemed to Fit In, But Not Me

I was in Atlanta again, surrounded by perfect women with perfect bodies, hair, clothes, and makeup. An aesthetician giving me a facial was aghast at my response of “soap” when she asked me what I use on my face. I was the only one of my friends not married, the queen...