Happy Easter Monday

First, here is a little gift from me to you… Cuteness overlad, right? I just can’t stop smiling with this little one. She is my sweet granddaughter, Ellie, enjoying her new Easter book on Good Friday. I’d like to say that at nearly a year old she is an avid reader and knows what is…

Three Things Thursday: KC Edition

Editorial note: Three Things Thursday for the Road Adventures category is just what it sounds like. When I travel to a new place, I’m going to jot down three musings and share. Simple as that.  Mid-Westerners are dope! Seriously, they are the kindest people I’ve ever met. So generous with their time and help and smiles.…

Tale of Two Wolves

There is a Cherokee Indian tale that goes something like this: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.  “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,…

An Irish Blessing

How can I not? It’s St. Paddy’s Day after all…   May the roads rise to meet you, May the winds be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His…

My March Madness Story

This year marks the tenth anniversary of my sports writing career. I was hired at the local newspaper in January, 2006 as an editorial clerk and was quickly promoted to sports reporter. The other sports reporter (who had been there longer than me by about a month) turned down a plum assignment covering one of the…

Always: Like a Girl Series

Way to go always for nailing this campaign! I love, love, love that these girls are thinking outside the lines and breaking down stereotypes.  See for yourself:     I want to see a female sports writer emoji!  

Surrendering to Faith

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 Sometimes the scripture is all you need. And this is one of those times. This picture helps too (the empty boardwalk in OC, MD on New Years Eve).