Lessons of Yesterday

It was an ordinary morning. People got their coffee and commuted to work, talked on their phones, and made jokes. Nobody knew this day would be a day of historical magnitude, a day that over 3,000 people would die. I woke, fed my oldest child, and left her sitting in front of the television to… Continue reading Lessons of Yesterday

Bye-bye Birdie!

Welcome to Kutztown That was what the sign said and instantly there was a rush of excitement that permeated through the van that had been our cell for the past 7 hours. We made it! But my excitement soon wavered when I spotted the beautiful, LARGE campus that would be my baby’s home for the… Continue reading Bye-bye Birdie!

Savor the Small Moments of Beauty

Life is full of obstacles and hurdles to overcome but in the drudgery of the race are quiet moments of beauty to quiet the soul if you only stop to look.   It is these moments that bring us back to our core and remind us of what the big picture is.   We do not exist… Continue reading Savor the Small Moments of Beauty

Be a Smiler : )

I’m a smiler. I smile when I’m happy, awkward, or embarrassed. I am known to smile through my anger, boredom, and even sadness. I even smiled during my divorce proceedings, which later I learned was interpreted as a sign that I was happy when in truth I was devastated. Now, don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading Be a Smiler : )

Money Matters Steal the Moment

We spend so much of our time planning that it is easy to forget to enjoy the now. To survive in today’s constantly moving society, one must look ahead to schedule in vacations, events, bills, and social gatherings. Our lives have become calendars full of “to do” lists; an exhausting and often stressful predicament. I… Continue reading Money Matters Steal the Moment

Four Hours to Live

We spend approximately 9 hours a day at our place of work. Add to that number the hour or so of preparation, as well as an hour of commuting, and one can easily project half a day spent for the involvement of labor. Now that we are up to approximately 11 – 12 hours dedicated… Continue reading Four Hours to Live