Put the phone down.

I have let this device take over my life. It was an insidious coup. But today I am reclaiming my leadership in the territory.  I found a remarkable little feature, tucked quietly in the back corner of my settings menu, called “Downtime”. It allows me the ability to turn off the cacophony of notifications while…

The Versatile Blogger Award

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Aishwariya for this nomination!  I am grateful to her and all those who take time from their day to read what I write.  It warms my heart and certainly motivates me to improve! I was finishing a long week at work and preparing to fly back to Virginia to spend much needed time with…

“With my head full of brains…”

One of my favorite books is Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” It seems that these thoughts I wake up thinking are laced with slippery threads of opinion…the kind you have to…

“I know what I’m doing!”

“Hey guys, I really think the big pieces need to go to the dump instead of on the fire,” I yelled across the yard. I knew what he was doing too, and that’s what had me worried. Gaining cooperation from adult children…this was easier before they hit their twenties. My son was building a bonfire…