Archive for June, 2013

Using our talents to better this D-World (the one where I wrestle with my guilt with success)

June 25, 2013By 8 Comments
Using our talents to better this D-World (the one where I wrestle with my guilt with success)

I was digging through a file cabinet yesterday looking for my marriage certificate (it will be 29 years next week. I just want to be sure I really did that back then. Just kidding. We are being audited by our insurance and I need it to prove we were married. Not kidding. But that’s another […]

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Introducing: Hope Jars and your chance to “join me” on the JDRF Ride to Cure (The one where I REALLY hope you’ll join the fun)

June 12, 2013By 3 Comments
Introducing: Hope Jars and your chance to “join me” on the JDRF Ride to Cure (The one where I REALLY hope you’ll join the fun)

“Say it out loud or write it down. It’s the first step toward making it real.” I don’t remember who the person was who said that to me when I was a kid, but it stuck. I’ve used that advice so many times in my life. Like saying this: “I want to be an editor […]

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“Leave Nothing Unsaid.” (The one where I learn from the strongest of friends)

June 2, 2013By 8 Comments
“Leave Nothing Unsaid.” (The one where I learn from the strongest of friends)

Yesterday I attended the memorial service for the 23-year-old son of a dear, dear friend. It was beautiful. Since the young man loved New Orleans, guests – dressing in bright colors and summer casual garb — were greeted as they arrived by children offering colorful beads. Throughout the afternoon, friends and family told stories that […]

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