Go to the Light

Frances: In Italian, the literal translation of "to give birth" — "dare alla luce" — is: "to give to the light"."   I was watching Under the Tuscan Sun when heard this quote  And it confirmed what I'd learned during my near death experience. To be clear, I didn't need confirmation of my NDE.  It... Continue Reading →

Stop! You Do Not Have the RIGHT to COPY

You're a bestselling author. Not just a bestseller in modest terms, your third novel has sold two million copies. It's now a Hollywood blockbuster to the tune of $369+ M. 5-years passed since your novel's release. Instead of basking in the glow of accomplishment. You find yourself answering a copyright infringement complaint in United States... Continue Reading →

Experience is Still the Best Teacher

Someone once asked me if I graduated college. And if I didn't; how, as a single mother, did I raise college-educated daughters. Not only did my daughters graduate from one of the top universities in the world; one also received her Juris Doctorate. . At first, I was offended because the implication was he didn't... Continue Reading →

NYT Opinion | How to Get Your Mind to Read

This an excellent Op-Ed on the state of literacy in the U.S. and how to make it better.  If you don't have a NYT time subscription - highlights of the article indicate how the proper approach to reading will increase literacy - especially in under-performing public schools in America. Daniel T. Willingham (@DTWillingham) is a... Continue Reading →

Our Story

Just a reminder. Your life is an open book. No matter how high you rise or how low you go; someone, somewhere can share a part of your story.

Got Snow? Feel the Burn…

Want to burn almost 1000 calories* in less than 2 hours? In the midst of Georgia's Snow Daze this weekend I did just that shoveling snow from my driveway. It wouldn't have been so labor-intensive if I didn't have a side-facing garage. I lived in Illinois for more than 10-years. And I learned a side-facing... Continue Reading →

Snowday 2017

Georgia received a late gift from the harvest goddess, Autumnus. Snow began to fall here in Douglas County around 10 AM. Schools let out around the same time to prevent the snowmaggedon catastrophe we experienced in 2014. This video shows what it looked like a short time after Noon. This school bus, shown, handled my... Continue Reading →

Playing the Long Game

I love it when a good plan comes together. Many who are dazzled by the media and may have missed the plot. We must remember, we're a civilization rooted in story-telling. We share information filled with iconic imagery, symbolism, and sounds. Celebrities are no different. They use the media to tell stories that voice their platform position or... Continue Reading →

Watch for the Signs

If you've seen the 2002 movie SIGNS by M. Night Shyamalan; starring Mel Gibson (Reverend Graham Hess), Joaquin Phoenix (Merrill Hess) Rory Culkin (Morgan Hess) and, Abigail Breslin (Bo Hess) you know they realize the importance of four signs before the film's end. There's • a parting message from a dying wife to her husband... Continue Reading →

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