Johnson cites support from Norfolk’s The Muse Writing Center for helping her succeed. Launch celebration and author book signing Friday, October 3, 7-9 p.m. at The Muse Writers Center, Norfolk, NA. Public […]
Imagine your reaction if the Archangel Gabriel appeared before you and announced that he was your father, and that you’re half Archangel. Not half angel. Half Archangel. Would that create a little […]
I learned about the power of focus and concentration yesterday.
It was a simple lesson, really, one that came from the blessing of an unexpected three hours of unscheduled time when a meeting scheduled to last all day was shortened to a half-day.
I’m trying to rearrange the way I invest my time.
I want to take better care of myself, physically and emotionally. I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy. I’m like everybody else, trying to balance a long list of want to and must do items.
The challenge isn’t any different today than it’s been for years. I think my approach is different now.
I am always thinking about writing. All day long, all evening , and when I wake up in the middle of the night, I think about writing.
I have to either let my hair grow longer, or start wearing a hat. For the second week in a row, I winced as I combed my hair on Sunday morning. It […]
I read. A lot.
I used to read books, magazines, and newspapers. The Internet changed my reading habits, because I can now access so much information so easily. With a few mouse clicks, I can gather articles and columns that interest me through email, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Reader.
Every now and then, I come across something that affects me so deeply I feel compelled to share it. That happened this morning. This column: Cal Thomas’ tribute to his brother is eloquent.
The simple connection is Down syndrome. My niece, Jennifer, has Down syndrome. She will graduate from high school soon. I served on the state Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Virginia for six years. These athletes, their families and friends, and those they inspire, remind me always of the incredible potential and spirit we all possess, if we simply care for and support each other.
When I finished wiping the tears from my cheeks, I started thinking about other things. Important things.
I’ve read article after article this past week about New Year’s resolutions. How to make them. Why to make them. How to forgive yourself when you fail to keep your resolutions. That’s why I avoid making them.
Then I stumbled across an article that prompted me to think differently.
Now there are two — not one, but two — radio stations in Virginia Beach playing Christmas music 24 hours-a-day. Why am I convinced it’ll be a trio as soon as I […]
Thanksgiving is two weeks away, so I suppose I should give in to the inevitable. Christmas season is here.
It’s really been here since the end of September, but so far, I’ve been able to ignore it. Or at least bury its arrival deep enough in my brain that I didn’t have to deal with it.
Two nights ago, however, as I drove home from work, Christmas crashed through my defenses in a most unpleasant way: a local radio station has started playing Christmas music 24 hours a day.