change road

Brace yourself for a deeply profound blog on this beautiful summer day. It's about change and taking new roads. Change is hard. Did you catch that deeply profound, entirely original statement of truth?  Here it is again in case you need a minute to process it: Change. Is. Hard. We think we want change. We want things to be better, different, more exciting, less routine. We think we are ready for a new path. Bring it on, we say, mustering all of our courage. And, then when it comes, we … [Read more...]

Does God Blink?

steve harvey

I recently picked up a book called, "God Never Blinks" by Regina Brett. She said it took her 40 years to find and hold on to happiness. Before that, happiness eluded her. She said, "I always felt that at the moment I was born, God must have blinked. He missed the occasion and never knew I had arrived." I've never felt like He blinked and missed my entire existence, but at times, I confess to feeling like I'm dialing His holy number, and He's too busy to take my call. I know I'm not alone … [Read more...]

A Visit to the Beauty Shop


When I was growing up, my mom went to the "beauty shop" every week to get her "hair done." That meant she went to Beth's, the neighborhood salon, and Beth shampooed, conditioned and towel-dried her hair. Then, she wrapped her wet hair around rollers, and sat her in a chair under a hooded hair dryer. Think Truvy in Steel Magnolias.   After sitting under the hair dryer, probably reading a romance novel, Beth styled mom's hair and sprayed enough hair spray on it to last for the next … [Read more...]

Let New Adventures Begin


A "For Sale" sign is sitting on our front lawn. Surreal. I've lived in the Washington, D.C. area since I was a senior in college. That was a long time ago. I came here -- like many others -- for an internship on Capitol Hill. And, I was smitten. What better place to live for someone with a love of journalism, politics, and people? When I got off the plane at National Airport, I watched for a woman named Claire holding a sign that said "Garn." Garn--  U.S. Senator Jake Garn from Utah -- … [Read more...]

Cancer Graduation Day

It finally came. The day I've been looking forward to for 10 years. I went to see my oncologist yesterday and she said, "Congratulations. You have graduated from oncology." Oncology -- the study and treatment of tumors. The field of medicine that is devoted to cancer. About a month ago I went to the breast surgeon's office and she said, "You don't need to come back anymore unless it gives you peace of mind to keep coming." No thank you, I told her, I will not be back. I am done with … [Read more...]


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