I’ve always loved singing. Since I was a little kid. And all through school, I sang in choruses, chorales and choirs. I’m a pretty good singer, I guess, in that I can basically carry a tune and have a fairly nice alto tone. But, mirroring my personality, I’m also pretty shy about it. I can … Continue reading The Voice (still not the TV show!), Part 2
Kellie is one of my favorite all-time coworkers. She ALWAYS does what she says she'll do, when she says she'll do it, and does it SO WELL. She's smart, thoughtful, innovative and creative, and always focuses on doing the right thing ... which makes her the perfect fit for her position as Ethics Specialist in … Continue reading Kellie K’s Corner (my second guest blog)
When I was a kid, I used to have the same bad dream once in awhile. A ‘scary’ man all dressed in black with a hat and mask – a stereotypical ‘bad guy’ you might see on TV or on a cartoon – would be hiding in the bushes right outside the front door of … Continue reading The Voice (not the TV show)
Sorry, “Breaking News’ is an overstatement to get your attention (lol). I just wanted to update you all on a few of my blog posts last year … Carrying Steve Irwin’s legacy forward Last September, I wrote a tribute to my wildlife hero Steve Irwin, who died Labor Day weekend more than a decade ago. … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS!
‘Does anybody really know what time it is?’ If anyone should know what time it is, it's me. Along with sneakers, earrings, CDs and otters, I have a thing for watches. Watches of all colors and styles, to match all outfits, moods and activities. Cheap ones off the streets of NYC, slightly pricier ones from … Continue reading ‘Does anybody really know what time it is?’
Welcome to my site’s first guest blog. It’s from my self-proclaimed ‘chronically sarcastic’ daughter Jamie, who I featured quite a bit in last year’s blogs … because she features so prominently in my life! Despite her prickly exterior, she’s an inspiration, mentor, therapist and friend to me … an ‘old soul’ since birth with a … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year with my first guest blog
Every year I kind of set up an expectation for myself – a mantra or guiding principle on how I want to live and be. It's usually just a word or concept – like 'optimistic,' 'enthusiastic,' 'strong,' 'kind'. For the past year or two, it's become really clear to me that one of our values … Continue reading End-of-year reflections (giving and getting)