CHANGE: #GiveThanks


If you had told me fifteen years ago that I would be thankful for change, I think I would have laughed in your face.  For most of my life, I have detested change.  I tend to look for security in things being normal, consistent, and predictable. In fact, I’ve been known to wear the same […]


Leading Ladies: Katharina Von Bora


Thousands of little (and sometimes big) children will dress up as princesses and superheroes to knock on doors and ask for candy tonight.  This blog is not about that.  It is about what we can learn from a nun who hid in a fish barrel and helped change the course of history. On October 31, […]


Why Stop With Carpe Diem…Carpe Aeternitatem

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With the recent passing of Robin Williams, I’ve had several conversations with friends and co-workers about his most iconic movies.  My personal favorite is Dead Poets Society, probably because of my background as a high school teacher. I love the scene in the movie where Mr. Keating (played by Robin Williams) assembles his students in […]


Are you ready for school?

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School supplies are one of my weaknesses.  As a high school and college student, I loved preparing for a new semester.  After scouring each of my syllabi and making a list, I would head to the school supply section of the nearest store to select what I needed.  There’s nothing quite like a new binder […]


How do we respond to tragedy?

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I’m a news junkie.  I love learning about what’s going on in the world, but it seems like every time I turn on the television or check the news app on my phone, there’s been another tragedy.  As I write this blog, innocent women and children are dying in the Middle East, unidentified human remains […]