The News Isn’t All The News

The News Isn’t All The News

“The news wasn’t all the news, she’d said, and what held the world together was the way all those people who never made the news were inclined to live their lives.”
It’s impossible to ignore it – there really are terrible things happening to people around the world, to people in our home towns, even to the people that we care about.
But that’s not all that’s happening, not by a long shot.

The Biggest Building

The Biggest Building

Do you ever have one of those days where you’re going along just fine, having a totally pleasant afternoon and then all of the sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, someone says or does something to you that just ruins the whole thing? Either they hurt your feelings, or make you feel small, or angry.
Of course you have. Because, unfortunately, that kind of interaction is almost impossible to avoid these days (what with so many forms of communication, both in person and online).
It sucks. And not just because you’re now angry or hurt.

The Spirit of Generosity

The Spirit of Generosity

In the last two months I’ve participated in two really fun fundraising events benefiting my community. It was really wonderful to be surrounded by so many people who had either donated their time or money in support of something.
And it makes me think about all the ways that people could really be making a difference in the world. And how fortunate I am to be able to do small things to help others who are in need.

A New Book, Self Improvement, and Comfort Zones

A New Book, Self Improvement, and Comfort Zones

I started a new non-fiction / self- improvement book the other day… okay, last week. But I’ve been finding myself a little unenthusiastic to get into it.
Does that ever happen to you with books? Or with life? You choose a book – or you choose to do a thing – and then you let yourself get distracted, or you procrastinate seemingly for no reason.