Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose


We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks! I am semi-colon happy; I admit it, freely.  I used to be comma happy but I learned my lesson.  … Continue reading Punctuation, Perfectly Positioned, Promotes Productive Prose

Summer Solstice–Kevin’s Day


Today’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of year? Do you like it, or do you already miss earlier sunsets? Today is my brother Kevin's birthday.  Much the same way my birthday will always fall on St. … Continue reading Summer Solstice–Kevin’s Day

The Art of the Question


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

The Way You Make Me Feel


To all the people in my life who have made me feel appreciated, valued, and most of all loved, Thank You!

The Kelly Song


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

Happy Trees


Due to my long day at work, this is what I didn't get to see in the sunlight today (I took this picture over the weekend). It's the single most beautiful tree our neighborhood; at least it is to me.  For the past six springs I've looked forward to seeing it in full color, like it is … Continue reading Happy Trees

The Butterfly Light Award


How cool is this; an award for something I enjoy doing every day--what could be better?  This morning when I opened up in connection to Word Press, I found a message from Charlene.  She'd nominated me for a Butterfly Light Award.  I read on to find out that recognizes those bloggers who spread a little … Continue reading The Butterfly Light Award