I recently sat on a conference call for the planning of my 20th high school year reunion. When you are pushing 40, it appears someone inevitably has a conference line and access code handy so this is how you do things. (I was kind of hoping we could all connect through three-way calling, but oh… Continue reading Why I’m Looking Forward to My 20th Reunion More Than My 10th
It’s a week into the new year and you are probably tired of reading blogs about the new year. Roger that. But if you will indulge me, for this “Weekend Reads and Listens” post, I am focusing on a few picks that are on my radar to consume in the year ahead that I hope… Continue reading Weekend Reads and Listens: New Year Edition
With the exception of a new bed (thank goodness), my husband’s room at his parent’s house is pretty much unchanged since he last lived there 20 years ago. Panoramic class photos from high school are tacked on the wall, the fashion trends of the mid-1990s forever encapsulated. Signed baseballs, yearbooks and a C.S. Lewis series… Continue reading The Adventures We Choose
This weekend was fall graduation at the university where I work and I imagine many others across the country. With a flip of the tassel, graduates will now face the unending question of “So, what are your plans?” For the students earning a degree in something that isn’t also a job title, such as history… Continue reading Carry It With You
If there are two things I love, it’s writing and personality assessments. The scientific validity of these assessments, including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, is always a matter of debate, but it’s hard to deny that it’s just damn fun to answer a few questions and generate a report telling you “who you are.” Maybe… Continue reading What Does Your Writing Say About You?
To be blunt, the world is in the shitter right now. Domestically, internationally, in war zones, and in what should be safe places. Places where we work, pray and learn. Only certain people are afforded the comfort of trusting the police and the most effective political campaign strategy seems to be to see how many… Continue reading Weekend Reads And Listens: When The World Sucks Edition
Picture this: My 20-month-old twin boys are grinning widely and staring right at the camera. AT THE SAME TIME. They are dressed in coordinating outfits, not matching like last year because they are their own person now and we must celebrate their toddler individuality. The backdrop is vintage French country chic. Across the bottom, in… Continue reading One Thing