Cheerleader Envy

Fall brings out my cheerleader envy. When I was growing up, when the leaves changed and the weather cooled, it  meant two things: the annual deer hunt and football games. Since my dad owned the local dairy, he sponsored and coached the Snow Dairy little league football team. While my brothers dreamed of wearing shoulder pads and helmets, I dreamed of wearing the red and white cheerleading outfit. From the time I was about 10 years old, I thought I was destined to be a Snow Dairy … [Read more...]

Doing More isn’t Being More

Several years ago, Oprah recommended a book called A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. She even held an online class to tell the world about it because she thought it was such an important book to help us awaken to our life’s purpose. I studied that book carefully because it reflected many of my personal and religious beliefs. But when I recommended it to Doug, he raised his eyebrows all funny at me like I’d fallen into some rolling river of philosophical weirdness. Basically, the book is … [Read more...]