One of the most stunning tributes in Rhode Island to the events of that day is the Wall of Hope. Any Rhode Islander who wanted to add a tile to the wall had the chance to. It started with groups of school children and quickly mushroomed to include all kinds of groups: social, faith-based, schools, businesses. … Continue reading Wall of Hope
I wrote about my first job after college originally on day five on my year-long expedition to thank someone every day. I look back on it now and professionally, I am not in the same "place" I was a year ago. No matter, I still remember with great fondness my first job after I graduated from college. ****************************************************** … Continue reading Right Outta College
This was my post from day 6 when I started this project. I heard from so many of the AmeriCorps members appearing in the picture at the bottom of the post. They have all gone on to be successful teachers, social workers, business professionals, managers, parents. They also continue to provide leadership in their respective … Continue reading Post from Day Six: AmeriCorps
On Friday I'll be giving a keynote type of speech to a group of AmeriCorps VISTA members. If you don't know what that is you can look it up here. I was contacted about two months ago by the person organizing the event. When we spoke on the phone she mentioned that someone I knew … Continue reading Inspiration Is, As Inspiration Does
The prompt today encourages bloggers to write about the first person we saw today. The first person I see every day is my husband and while I love him to pieces, I'm going to put my own spin on the Luckiest People topic. The second person this morning I interacted with is a Facebook friend. … Continue reading The Luckiest Person, Me!
I never have really enjoyed being called someone's boss; being introduced as "this is my boss" has always made me just a bit uncomfortable in the moment. I don't think of myself as a boss. Frankly, most days, I think I can only effectively be the boss of myself, let alone anyone else. I will … Continue reading Boss: Not Me
My newest Netflix obsession is the Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom. We've just started watching it, waiting patiently for the discs to arrive in the mail, trying not to watch an entire disc in one night so we can savor the joy that is an Aaron Sorkin show.In any event, last night we watched an episode … Continue reading Thank You AmeriCorps!