Simply Do your Best

Simply Do your Best

I am a writer who arranges words for a living, and along the way, I’ve been privileged to work with notable photographers and artists. Who model simply do your best. Just this past week, I wrote a magazine article on celebrated artist, painter, and sculptor Thomas...
Live Like You Are Dying

Live Like You Are Dying

The phone call. The knock on the door. The social media post. Some unexpected bad news just never arrives gracefully. In an instant we learn that a loved one is terribly ill, injured, or already dead. We are reminded to live like we are dying. One second we are...
Who Are We to Complain?

Who Are We to Complain?

It’s easy to complain and grumble and think we’ve got it rough. And then we meet someone who stops us short in our griping. I met one of these someones this past week for coffee, and I now I keep asking myself, “Who am I to complain?” I met Hawa briefly about a year...
Circle the Wagons!

Circle the Wagons!

Do you remember those old Western TV flicks where the bad guys are wildly closing in on the pioneers in their covered wagons? Billows of gritty dust. Horses galloping at full throttle. Bullets and arrows zipping all around. Maybe, if you’re like me, you feel like this...
The Four-Letter Word You Can’t Live Without

The Four-Letter Word You Can’t Live Without

You may not realize it, but you and I are fairly dependent on one word. Help. Hel-l-l-l-lp-p-p-p-p-p-p! Hep me. Help desk. May I help you? Heaven help us. Can’t help it. Pitch in and help. While the word help is common in our language, some of us are more reticent to...