Resist, Persist, Insist: U2’s 2017 Concert Tour Honors HERoic Women
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Resist, Persist, Insist: U2’s 2017 Concert Tour Honors HERoic Women

The 2017 U2 Joshua Tree concert tour was the most powerful concert experience I have ever had, jam packed with thought provoking imagery and deep meaning, including a heavy tipping of the hat to the strength and unfathomable hope of some truly amazing women. Read about it here on my Teardrop Adventures blog: Reach Out … Continue reading

Another 9/11/2001 Anniversary, Another Hurricane
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Another 9/11/2001 Anniversary, Another Hurricane

It’s uncanny how this post I wrote four years ago still rings true today–especially the combination of the anniversary of 9/11/2001 and an angry hurricane (last time it was Hurricane Sandy) . . . 9/11– For All That Ails Us, We Are Stronger Than We Know Life is full of adverse situations; many are traumatic. … Continue reading

Human Kindness: Debut of my story in Chicken Soup for the Soul
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Human Kindness: Debut of my story in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Human kindness is that certain essential something that surprises us in the darkest of moments. When the chips are down, when we’ve convinced ourselves we are alone in the world, somebody appears from nowhere and proves us wrong. Someone comes along when we least expect it and shines on us a light so bright that … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__3: Eradicating Bullies

Bullies have appeared in great number recently. Gang-like, they infiltrate, taking more than their share. But they are here for a reason: Through our actions, we’ve invited them into our personal space. Unknowingly, we’ve fed them exactly what they’ve wanted most, and we are paying the price for it. I happen to be talking about … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office
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Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office

It’s been a tough year, an emotionally heavy year. I’ve seen the worst in people this year–the absolute worst–and I’m unsettled with what I’ve seen. But SPRING is here, and I’m inspired once again by the first flowers of the season. They remind me of the promise of rebirth and hope, enough that I’m starting … Continue reading