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
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
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
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
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
When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened! You know that television commercial for a well-known insurance company, the one where a man helps a woman with her stroller, then she helps someone else...and on it goes? I'd like to think that's how … Continue reading Kindness of Strangers Daily Post
Two birds with one stone again today...I like it when this happens! It's National Teacher Appreciation Day, and the prompt for today is: What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up when you hear it? The absolute first thing that popped into my head is: Teachers Rock! Totally, they do! Being a … Continue reading Pick Me Up: Teachers Rock!
In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe? Does there have to be a reason to believe? Seriously, does everything we believe have to have an explanation, a rationale? When we're little kids we don't look for … Continue reading Does There Need To Be A Reason?