Why Christmas Cards Are Not Obsolete

Christmas cards obsolete?  There has been chatter on the card’s decline for years with two dominate theories.  The first is that there is a limit to the number of meaningful relationships that people can maintain (I.e. – the number of Christmas cards on your mantel, and not Facebook friends, is the measure of reciprocal social networks). In other words, not many Read More …

The Blanket

The house smells amazing, she thinks, stepping back into its warmth after a trip into the cold to throw out the trash.  And I did this, I created this…(inhale) yum.   The aroma, a blend of meatloaf and silky gingered zucchini soup, is active memory.  It is a blanket woven both from childhood – threads of Read More …

In Closing…

Yesterday, I sat in a little Pennsylvania church that smelled like my long departed uncle’s house where I had played with my boy cousins. Except, seated in front of me, those same boys were now men and strangers. I listened as my Aunt Mary’s friends spoke kind, respectful words in her memory. And as I Read More …

Setting Goals That You Can Keep

The only way I know how to accomplish anything in this life is to do it.  Doing it means you want it.  In my corporate days, I got the reputation of being a Closer.  I got stuff done, often by just moving before indecision took hold.   Need a proposal response managed?  Moving to a new Read More …