Mama gave birth to us three girls in succession back in the day where men sat in waiting rooms with cigars, hoping for boys. Papa never got to hand out a single cigar because they gave up after me. But he didn’t care. “More cigars for me,” he said. My older sisters,...
Franki asked Ma the question nobody else would. “Why do all short people end up in the basement?” “Shh.” Ma pointed upward. Franki saw nothing but blue sky and glorious clouds floating above. She breathed in the odor of freshly cut grass. Skipped along the gravel...
All Things I Forgot to Remember
Directions from here to there
Sierra heard there would be color on the other side, but she didn’t understand what that meant. She lived in the hills near Marcus and his people. She had met Marcus among the breezy trees that outlined a grassy path. It stretched between the base of the hills to the...
Ever have a day when everything seems to go the wrong way? When your computer has a mind of its own. Passwords don’t work. You spill your coffee, step in doggy do, your hair has grown wings, and the seemingly downward spiral started with burnt toast. No matter how...
Shake Off a Bad Day
A Kinder World
Junga, the Natural Way
I climbed a mountain in my dream one night. I spent the next day with this amazing image filtering through my daily list of deliverables. I close my eyes now and feel the cool breeze on my cheeks. This was a long road to travel for a game of Junga with Mother Nature....
Never a Straight Path
Some of the best failures have turned into epic successes. Abraham Lincoln failed in several Senate races, a job, a business, a run for Vice President and eventually, well . . . he became the most famous president in the history of the United States.
Penicillin was discovered in error when Alexander Fleming left dirty Petri dishes in his workstation. What about Post-it Notes?! I love these tiny messy paper pieces. Spencer Silver was trying to develop a super strong adhesive. Instead, he did the opposite and I’m sure that 3M is grateful.
Colonel Sanders started his venture at 68, after hearing “NO” 1,000 times when he attempted to sell his chicken recipe. He kept going and finally found investors. Seven years later…