At Long Last!

All dressed up—and no place to go. That’s exactly how Rick and I felt last September, when our long-anticipated European cruise had to be cancelled. Rick had purchased a new suit, I had bought several dresses to wear to the “formal dinners” onboard, and we were...

The Sunshine Vitamin

“I’m not taking these pills,” said Mom. “Here.” She dug deep into the pocket of her robe and handed me almost a dozen small, football-shaped, dark golden gel caps. “They started giving them to me last week and there aren’t any numbers printed on them. I have no idea...

Honest George?

Researchers have concluded that the story of George Washington chopping down his father’s cherry tree, then immediately ‘fessing up to it when questioned, was likely made up by a biographer after George’s death. Yet the story continues to be taught in elementary...

Me? At KCACTF?

Occasionally, I manage to take a small step a few inches outside my self-imposed comfort zone to experience something new that might actually be good for me and my future creative endeavors. Rubbing elbows with up-and-coming college students actively involved in live...

Joy Jolts

Yes, I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating, especially since we’re now six weeks into 2014, and the “newness” of a fresh year worn off for most of us: Keeping a gratitude journal maximizes positive endorphin flow. Just taking a few minutes each day to focus on...
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