The icing on the cake

Years ago when we were young and ambitious and thought we had a lot to prove, a friend of mine began to prepare a birthday celebration for his girlfriend. As on any birthday, the crown jewel of the celebration would be a cake, but this one would be her favorite flavor, made from scratch. Everything... Continue Reading →

Duck, duck, goose

Since I decided I needed to focus less on myself and more on making a difference to others, I've spent a lot of time trying to get my ducks in a row. In the past I've served charities that didn't hold my attention for long--not because they weren't worthy, but because I thought I could... Continue Reading →

Promises, promises

The last time I wrote here, I made a bunch of promises--including a promise to write about the things I promised. Well, if you thought I forgot about that, you were wrong. I've been busy, albeit sporadically, trying to make good on those¬†promises and learning lessons along the way. I'm going to break up my... Continue Reading →

Trading places

Earlier this week, a woman I admire bravely hugged her 14YO son goodbye as he set off on a European adventure. Underneath a healthy dose of momma-trepidation, she's thrilled for him to have this experience. We've had a few conversations about what he'll gain from it, and I--for the millionth time--thought, We need more¬†international youth... Continue Reading →

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