You know how sometimes the most difficult situations can turn into gifts in disguise? I recently got the gift of time, in the form of 18 days between jobs. It may not sound like a lot, but I realized I have NEVER, EVER taken that many consecutive days off in my entire career. Just like … Continue reading 18 days
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)
A Power Plant Operations Director I’m friendly with once shared with me that two of his proudest moments at our company were that he built a koi pond for employees at one of our main electric generation facilities and that he started a lunchtime bocce league in office where I work, which grew from four … Continue reading Extracurriculars count!
'I'm broke but I'm happy, I'm poor but I'm kind I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah I'm high but I'm grounded, I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed I'm lost but I'm hopeful, baby I've got one hand in my pocket and the other is giving a high five ...' [see full lyrics] [watch it on YouTube] … Continue reading One hand in my pocket
For a long time now, I've had a list of things I wanted to do 'some day.' Among them ... play piano again ... sing in a temple choir ... join a book club. Well I've been taking piano lessons for the past four years, when my kids ‘emptied the nest’ for college. And about … Continue reading Books for thought at Elwood Library