I've written before about favorite smells; summer = Coppertone, Christmas = gingerbread cookies. Today when I got home from I walked over to our garden to one of my favorite smells, fresh as can be zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and...the first ripe tomato of the season! Thanks today to my husband for planting and tending … Continue reading Nosey Delights: Vegetable Garden
Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover — literally or metaphorically? Tell us about a time you did, and whether that was a good decision or not. When our grandchildren lived with us, we went to the library every other Saturday. Enough books for two weeks of daily reading would … Continue reading A Book By It’s Cover…Exactly
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
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 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?
I'd like to think that I don't really put too much value in having "things" as I get older. Maybe its age, wisdom, or my brush with cancer; or maybe it's having two cats that run around the house willy-nilly and have broken several of my favorite knickknacks. Over the years I've collected music boxes, rocking chairs, and pieces … Continue reading Pride & Joy, Prized Possessions