June 7, 2019

Old people. Politics.

It’s not too often that the 2 intersect.

Maybe when Grandma Sue goes off on a rant about the state of the world at Thanksgiving dinner. Or when Uncle Bob shows up at Red Lobster wearing his “Where’s My Senior Discount?” shirt.

But that’s about it. By...

May 23, 2019

Are you a support group kind of person? Are you a big believer in talk therapy?

Why do I ask?

Because it is as predictable as the sun rising in the east that sooner or later, some well-meaning person is going to suggest that you consider a support group or therapy to dea...

April 26, 2019

Do you notice the term “servant” seems to be popping up everywhere these days? In business it’s all about “servant leadership” and a “servant mindset.” At church it’s all about “servant ministry.”

Serving is a good thing. Business leader John C. Maxwell recognized the v...

March 22, 2019

Are you one of those people who hates statistics? Do you mentally shut down when forced to read your latest 401K update? Slump deeper in your seat when your professor starts asking questions about the sample mean, median, and standard deviation? Develop a sudden urge t...

March 1, 2019

I was just elected president of my homeowners association! Congratulations to me? A blessing or a curse? Time will tell.

I have been on my homeowners’ board for many years. There is a commitment involved. That’s OK. But now I am ratcheting it up another notch as board p...

February 22, 2019

Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? If you did, great! If not, no worries. You apparently weren’t alone. According to the National Retail Federation, only 51% of people even celebrated the day.

I don’t understand this. Relationships – whether they are with family, frie...

February 15, 2019

I enjoy writing. I like to think I am good at writing—at least people tell me that I am. Way back when I actually earned a degree in writing (Journalism). So it’s not surprising that those around me assume that I journal on a regular basis.

Confession: I HAVE NEVER JOUR...

February 1, 2019

I love Terry Bradshaw. What football fan doesn’t! Besides being an NFL legend, Bradshaw is a larger than life presence. Just watch him on Fox NFL Sunday. Fun, flamboyant…kinda crazy!

Not a football fan? You’ve probably still seen Bradshaw, on TV, advertising everything...

January 25, 2019

The useless emotions: guilt and worry.

A phrase burned in my brain for more than 40 years, ever since I read Your Erroneous Zones, by the late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer, way before he was shot into the stratosphere of fame and fortune – and appearances on PBS.

The useless em...

January 10, 2019


One who pleads the cause of another.

One who defends or maintains a cause or proposal.

One who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.

Thank you, merriam-webster.com.

Part of caregiving an elderly loved one is being their advocate. I don’t do much...

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