The Incomparable Gift of Imperfect You

Her question interrupted a perfect evening with the face-slap of reality: “Why do you talk funny?” The blow nearly knocked me over, right there on the cold pavement of a downtown sidewalk. I blinked, stunned. She didn’t mean to offend, of course. She was only four years old. And four-year-old girls are incapable of offense. Simply, […]

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The One Resolution You Need More than All The Others

He bounced into the kitchen with a double dose of his usual enthusiasm and optimism. Good heavens. It was far too early for both. Guess what, Mom!  I couldn’t imagine. His head still sported some impressive bedhead. Seriously impressive. You decided to forego personal grooming? He didn’t find my answer amusing. So I conceded to his little […]

Grace: The Glory of Friendship

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nothing frees like discovering yourself safe in relationship. For […]

Confidence vs. Arrogance (and Knowing the Difference)

A large portion of my life is spent either on a stage, prepping for a stage, or working with those who make their living on a stage. Whether the medium is speaking or writing, my world is a public one. After spending years in this arena, however, I’ve discovered the spotlight grows arrogance like the […]