Last summer we went west…this summer we go north!

Those of you who know me well, know I am a wanderer at heart. A wanderer and a wonderer. Maybe it's all of those road trips we took when I was a kid. Maybe I was born this way. Maybe we'll never know. What we do know is that some of our best and most … Continue reading Last summer we went west…this summer we go north!

My Grandmother: Mother of 6. World Traveler. Poker Player. Storyteller. Survivor.

When I was a child I thought all grownups were the same. Some were a little nicer and friendlier than others, but in general, I assumed that becoming an adult was like everyone getting the same degree or putting on the same costume. I believed crossing the threshold into adulthood meant knowing all of the … Continue reading My Grandmother: Mother of 6. World Traveler. Poker Player. Storyteller. Survivor.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

This week I read How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie. A friend and I have been talking about the idea of there being a list of books that everyone be required to read just to get to be a person in the world. I would put … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

My Year of Reading (Week 16): Rising Strong

This week I read Rising Strong by Brene Brown. Brene has rocked my world in every good way possible. I believe her work is invaluable. She started out as a researcher researching shame but that work led her down a completely unexpected path and she has since began teaching and speaking and writing about the … Continue reading My Year of Reading (Week 16): Rising Strong

My Year of Reading (Week 15): The Long Goodbye

This week I finished my nineteenth book, The Long Goodbye: Memories of My Father by Patti Davis. Patti Davis is Ronald Reagan's daughter. This book is about their life together and her long goodbye to her father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994 and passed away in 2004. I learned a lot about our … Continue reading My Year of Reading (Week 15): The Long Goodbye