In this week’s photo challenge, capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame. We didn't know this little girl and her mom, grandmother, and aunts. They sat down next to us at Panera as we were having one of our Saturday morning catch up coffee sessions. My Auntie Tina is everyone's … Continue reading Split Second Story – Weekly Photo Challenge
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision? Not far at all. I wanted to be a teacher. I've considered myself a teacher since I graduated from college. I went to a workshop early on in my career and we had … Continue reading Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach
A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you? I took over leadership of the human resources department recently, as a result the practice of interviewing is front and center in my daily work. In the course of my career I've interviewed well … Continue reading The Art of the Question
To all the people in my life who have made me feel appreciated, valued, and most of all loved, Thank You!
As is often the case at the end of a long work day, I look to Word Press for inspiration. Typically, I can find something to connect with when I read the Daily Prompt, but today I had to dig deeper. One of the bloggers that I follow, Sabethville, used a prompt that I thought … Continue reading The Kelly Song
In honor of Memorial Day 2014 When I was in college we had different speakers come to our dorms in the evening to talk with us. An effort to extend the learning outside the classroom and a chance for faculty members to "connect" with students differently, we would listen to professors or staff who had … Continue reading Vietnam War Memorial, Never Forget
Today is the 7th Annual World Thyroid Day, May 25, 2014. Established in 2008, World Thyroid Day highlights five major goals to: Increase awareness of thyroid health, Promote understanding of advances made in treating thyroid diseases, Emphasize the prevalence of thyroid diseases, Focus on the urgent need for education and prevention programs, and o Expand … Continue reading World Thyroid Day 2014
Which good memories are better — the recent and vivid ones, or those that time has covered in a sweet haze? I've written before about our elderly neighbor, Lucille. Back in February she experienced another fall; her fourth in as many years. She's been in a nursing home since then and a few weeks ago told us that … Continue reading 101 Years Old And Memories Are Vivid
Today's photo challenge: Twist These grapes are growing, crawling and twisting up the side of the garage; protected from critters thanks to the fences protecting the rest of the garden. Today's thank you is to my husband for his green thumb and patience when it comes to growing beautiful things. Can't wait to make jelly in … Continue reading Twisted Grapes
Who’s the last person you saw before reading this prompt? Whether it’s a family member, a coworker, or a total stranger, write a post about what that person is thinking right now. The person I saw just before reading this prompt was my co-worker, Lee. He’s a lovely man, into retirement from his second career and … Continue reading Where Will All These Kids Sit?