Another school shooting

OMG – another school shooting! What on earth is the matter with us that we continue to let this happen? What on earth is the matter with us that some people think this is the appropriate way to deal with their issues? What on earth is the matter with us that we continue to let . . . → Read More: Another school shooting

I am blessed

I am so grateful for friends and strangers who support me. Some days I am really struggling, and it feels like it really sucks to be me. And then I remember that person who smiled at me the other day, the guy at the coffee shop drive through who is always so nice to me, . . . → Read More: I am blessed

Advice to my younger self

I do the best I can with the information I have at the time; when I know better, I do better. This helps me to live my life with few, or no, regrets. Yes, there are some situations where I would have chosen differently if I had more information, but since I didn’t have that . . . → Read More: Advice to my younger self

Customer Service Pet Peeve

You know what drives me nuts? It’s when I have to do business with a company (for whatever reason – they are the only ones who do what they do, they are the best at what they do, whatever) that is pretty unresponsive to their customers. When I call, first they put me through a . . . → Read More: Customer Service Pet Peeve

Five year rule

I do get inordinately ornery sometimes when companies do what I consider to be stupid things. I am currently fighting with one gigantic company that seems to pride itself on making changes without letting anyone know they are going to; you go to their site one day and do what you have been doing for . . . → Read More: Five year rule

It’s how the message is presented

You have every right to make decisions for yourself, and to share those decisions with others. And you have no right to demand that everyone else follow your lead.

I am very happy for you if your decisions are working out for you, and I am not you. I am open to hearing about what . . . → Read More: It’s how the message is presented

Look for the good

I almost always say something to management when I have gotten good service from an employee – it makes me feel good. I know so many people who complain when they get bad service, and I understand that. But bad service seems to have become the norm these days. I often wonder if the definition . . . → Read More: Look for the good

Thank you to all my friends

All I can say is thank you to all my friends, both in-person and virtual, who lift me up and support me through this crazy life. I really could not do it (live this life) without you. They say that no one does it alone, and I certainly know that I do not. I am . . . → Read More: Thank you to all my friends

What do you have in common with others?

This morning I heard a guy on the radio ask what I consider to be a stupid question. He asked his partner if he had more in common with a white liberal or a black conservative. His partner, who is white, said well that depends on what they are into. Just to be upfront with . . . → Read More: What do you have in common with others?

Be gentle with people

Be gentle with the people around you – you never know what they are going through. They could have spent the last 1/2 hour searching for their kid’s shoe so they could take them to day care; they could be trying to function through bone-numbing fatigue caused by their auto-immune disease that you cannot see; . . . → Read More: Be gentle with people