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

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray
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Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray

I’m going gray. Actually, I’ve been going gray for almost 10 years now. I’m only recently ready to come to grips with that fact enough to truly accept it, to accept that this is who I am. What’s been keeping me from the truth? Vanity? Yes. But what’s underneath that vanity? A need to be … Continue reading

You’re Invited to a Party! My Short Story Published in Chicken Soup
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You’re Invited to a Party! My Short Story Published in Chicken Soup

Hello, My Faithful Followers! My short story called “The Desk” is being debuted in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles book, AVAILABLE TOMORROW, November 1, 2016, at a book store near you! (Or online, of course! Here–> at AMAZON) I’m beyond excited about being part of the Chicken Soup for the … Continue reading

Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS #1: Everything Changes
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Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS #1: Everything Changes

[Reading Time: 2 minutes, 36 seconds] Unless you’re stagnant and still—a mere concrete block in a sea of humans—change is inevitable. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Situations change, for better or worse. People change, for better or worse. Even people who insist they won’t change do, in fact, change. Even those we think will … Continue reading

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob
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I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob

More than once in a while, I am reminded my personal catastrophes are not so catastrophic. More than once in a while, I am reminded of my friends who died young and can’t weigh in their thoughts on my so-called problems. More than once in a while, I pay these friends my respects and give … Continue reading

Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers
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Rocky Marciano and Black-Eyed Susans: Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Somewhere in my early working career, I worked as a Printed Circuit Board Designer–a highly technical and occasionally boring job where I lived in a cubicle five days a week, eight-plus hours a day. As interesting as the job was, monotony sometimes crept in, so my coworkers and I used various forms of entertainment and … Continue reading