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Go Have Some Fun

At risk of stating the obvious…. the last 18 months have been difficult. The uncertainty. The reckoning. The personal and societal mood swings. Covid first stirred, then vigorously shook our lives and although the news is better, we are still in a state of uncertainty. Thus, getting back to the art of living can still …

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What Do Pancakes and Failure Have In Common?

I cried the first time I heard the first pancake theory. I was pregnant when a friend’s mom jokingly said “The first pancake is always spoiled.” I can’t say for certain that the crying jag that ensued was hormonal but looking back I realize that my reaction was probably a bit overwrought.

Happily Ever After Isn’t the Point

I’ve been thinking about how our parents are our first teachers. In particular, I’ve been thinking about how they provide our foundational relationship training. And the thought has made me a little uncomfortable. (Okay, perhaps, all out terrified!)

With the Right Attitude You Can Handle Most Anything

By the time the doctor in a small town in northern Thailand diagnosed my 11-year-old daughter with Typhoid, we had been on the road for 234 days, fallen asleep in 92 different beds, learned to say cheers in 24 different languages, and dealt with one other major illness. We had learned that strangers can become dear friends, that relics in the form of decaying body parts can make a boring church interesting, and that with the right attitude you can deal with most anything.