Till Is a Thang

Till Is a Thang

Till is a beneficial thang for farmers and gardeners. Tilling breaks up the top layers of soil, adding air and allowing moisture to permeate below the surface. Last summer, my friend used a rototiller while replacing my worn-out backyard sod. Boy did we need that...
First Jobs’ Grit and Gratitude

First Jobs’ Grit and Gratitude

What was your first job? You know, that initial labor you invested in exchange for real money. Babysitting? Waiting tables? Flipping fast-food burgers? Recently, Parade magazine ran a cover story on first jobs for the rich and famous. Jennifer Aniston cut hair for $10...
The Sure Way Out of a Hole

The Sure Way Out of a Hole

American business magnate Warren Buffet shares some profound advice about how to get unstuck in life: “The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” Stop digging? But doesn’t a little extra muscle help lift you out of your...
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...