How to Survive Anything

How to Survive Anything

Just how does someone survive anything? Really? Not long ago I talked with a woman who truly exudes a lighter heart in tough times. You’ll find her story real and remarkable. Katherine is the kind of woman we could sit down with for coffee and suddenly discover we’ve...
How Puppies Cure COVID Crud

How Puppies Cure COVID Crud

Puppies cure COVID Crud. It’s proven. My research alone proves it. Having a cute puppy in your life boosts endorphins, lowers your blood pressure and slims your waistline. Puppies even alleviate the general malaise of too many hours in facemasks and on Zoom calls. And...
Seeing Beauty Through Anything

Seeing Beauty Through Anything

Beauty in the ugliness of 2020? Seeing beauty through anything? Hmmm. This year has walloped and wiled its way into most everything we’ve considered normal in our lives. Remember our pre-mask days when we could breathe freely or could actually understand what people...
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...

Perseverance. Ingenuity. Vision. Hope.

  The new “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street has nothing on my great-grandmother Lueders (pictured here) who modeled perseverance. Ingenuity. Vision. Hope. As America reflects on Women’s History Month, it’s time to salute some pioneering females who with gutsy...