Underdogs Unite – Two Suggestions for Winning at Life

Mar. 31, 2022 by

I wanted St. Peter’s to go all the way. Of course, I’d never heard of the school before March Madness began. I caught their unexpected victory over Kentucky and couldn’t help but pull for the little commuter school in Jersey

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The Sinking Feeling that Leads to Life

Feb. 28, 2022 by

You know that sinking feeling you get when you realize you just screwed up? The feeling starts in your head then filters down into your core like a feather wafting to one side of the scale and then the next

A Word for 2022 and a Hot Dog for a Stranger

Jan. 31, 2022 by

I paid for the last hot dog, but the guy behind the counter handed it to a stranger. After standing in line for most of the second half of the Washington vs Eagles game, I wasn’t at the top of

Fearful and a New Kind of Warrior

Dec. 31, 2021 by

A curse of being creative is the ability to imagine the worst. The horror stories you write become actual possibilities, and a simple unanswered call turns into an abduction. I’m very good at this. In my lifetime, I’ve imagined someone’s

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How the Average Become Unique and the Weak Become Warriors

Nov. 30, 2021 by

I write stories about how the average become unique, and the weak become warriors, but I don’t always explain how this transformation happens. It’s not really something I can spell out step by step. God uses different circumstances, people, and

The Secret Between Who You Are and Who You Want to Be

Oct. 31, 2021 by

I’m going to tell you a secret. Before I do, though, you should probably know my definition of a secret. It’s something only the person holding it knows. Every once in a while I’ll ask my husband to tell me

An Impossible Goal, Failure, and Warriors Don’t Stop

Sep. 30, 2021 by

I set an impossible goal. My goal was to run a 5k—the entire race (as opposed to walking). For many of you, that probably sounds like easy beans, but for me, it was a stretch. When I first set the

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Taking a Risk, Making a Friend, and Expanding My World

Aug. 31, 2021 by

I pick up hitchhikers. I know, I know, it’s not safe. Believe me I’ve heard all about it. I’ve even had an experience or two that told me I wasn’t on the brightest side of things. But I have rules

Facing My Delusions of Grandeur and Still Dreaming Big

Jul. 31, 2021 by

As I write this, I am fighting the reality that I probably won’t pull off my big book launch plan. My plan involved videos and being witty and lots of social media exposure. But at 11:08 pm on Friday night,

5 Things I Learned from My Mom – A Tribute to Love

Jun. 30, 2021 by

I saw mom a week before her fall. We talked, played games, went out to dinner, and celebrated her birthday early. And she loved me well. My visit with her reminded me of good times from long ago when we