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The Gift

Tweet I received a gift last night that was given to me 25 years ago. Let me explain… Part 1 – The Home-going

In early October, 2014, I was called by my 3 sisters and told that my mother, 87, was in the hospital and not doing well. I had a trip to Phoenix on […]

In Honor of My Father


It’s Father’s Day and I’m blessed to have a lot of wonderful fathers in my life. I had a good father-in-law, but he’s gone as of last year. I’m grateful to him for giving life to his son, Leon, with whom I have chosen to spend the rest of my life.

Then, there’s my […]

Queen of the Tribe


I have shared much of my life with you in the stories I’ve written, and I want to tell you about my mom.

Her name is Carolyn and she’ll be 87 in about 10 days. She married BestMixer young, but has been a widow for the past 25 years. She has lived in […]

The Joy of Rabbit Trails


I got up this morning at 4 am…just so I could do nothing. I don’t mean “nothing,” but to do what I wanted to do, not what I needed to do.

I got coffee, sat on the porch and checked email on my mobile phone. There was an email from my friend, Nicole […]

The Benefits of Failure


No one wants to fail. Certainly not me. But sometimes failure can actually produce unexpected positive results. Let me tell you a story of how I learned this.

A couple years ago, my hubby and I decided to ride our BMW motorcycles from Myrtle Beach to Watkins Glen State Park, in the Finger Lakes […]

An Elephant Named Bubbles


Bubbles is an African Elephant and she lives in my neighborhood. When I mentioned Bubbles on a group call the other day, one guy said, “Where do you live — Uganda?” The answer is no, I don’t live in Uganda, but in Myrtle Beach, near the Intracoastal Waterway. There’s a wild game preserve just […]

My Love Affair with Myrtle Beach – The Beach I Call Home


My Love Affair with Myrtle Beach – And Why I Would Still Visit if I Didn’t Live Here

This blog post has nothing to do with business, but instead, is just a way to let you get to know me a little better. I hope you enjoy it!

I’ve been visiting Myrtle Beach since […]

One Step At A Time…The Daffodil Syndrome


Oh, I know we’ve all heard that most of our lives. Just one little step at a time and we’ll get anything done. But do we really believe that? Especially when we aren’t exactly sure where we’re headed sometimes, or how long it might take to get there. I want to tell you a […]

The Day I Ditched Technology and Went Unplugged – I Learned an Important Life Lesson


Swedish Summer House

This week I got an email from a friend who has been my online mentor and teacher. She is visiting family in Finland, but she still finds time to write to her students and friends. She said she was getting ready to go spend the day at the “summer […]

What Are You Missing?


Let me tell you a true story…

Almost four years ago, the Washington Post decided to set up an experiment to prove a cultural point. They wanted to see if ordinary people would recognize genius, and here’s what happened. They put world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell at a busy subway stop, complete with a priceless […]