Brilliant Ideas

Brilliant Ideas

When I was a secretary at an IBM plant, I had an idea. This was back in the days of dictating machines and these new-fangled word processors. And while I was loving this new corporate adventure, I was not enthusiastic about being a secretary. My typing skills were...
All of Me

All of Me

After I had my 2nd son, a rather chunky baby, my wrist said “That’s enough!” It was barely hanging on from the years of being a secretary, with those new-fangled word processors. The first step in helping my carpal tunnel was to wear a brace. While this helped...
I Didn’t Recognize Myself

I Didn’t Recognize Myself

I didn’t recognize myself. I was staring in the mirror, like I do most days, yet something was different. Who was this old woman staring back at me? It was shocking and extremely disconcerting, as if there had been some alien transformation overnight – or possibly...
The Sprout

The Sprout

One of the blessings of moving to a new environment is its newness and exploration opportunities. You can see and hear things you’ll probably overlook in a few weeks. It is all so intriguing and full of possibilities. And hopefully not too much frustration! This is...
You Don’t Have to Grab the Ribbon

You Don’t Have to Grab the Ribbon

Imagine a balloon. Your favorite color balloon. This is no ordinary balloon – it is a vehicle that will whisk your cares away. You take the balloon into your hands, close your eyes, and imagine all the worries, concerns, anxieties and things that keep you up at night....
Letting Go of the Drama

Letting Go of the Drama

Across from my building is a horseshoe-shaped little street, the kind of place you could drive past for years and then one day turn your head, catch a glimpse, and wonder if it’d been there all this time. I only discovered it because it is a perfect route for an early...