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this moment

this moment

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

I believe every life is worth stopping for...

I believe every life is worth stopping for…

I originally posted this reflection on June 23, 2008 after attending my best friend’s father’s funeral.    A few weeks ago, I told you all about the book This I Believe which is based on the National Public Radio series of the same name where Americans from all walks of life- famous and not so- […]

Random Bits

Random Bits

  Bit # 1 So, BF and Happy went to a local farm last week and Lola went with them.  While BF and Happy were seeing chickens and messing with the well, Lola sat in the front seat.  Some folks came along that BF knows a little bit, and they started talking to Happy.  “Who is that […]

Keeping Track

Keeping Track

A lot of times I set goals for myself that can’t be completed immediately.  The goals have all sorts of parts, have to be achieved like climbing a ladder, rung after rung strung together over time.  For example, every year, on my birthday list, I set a goal to read as many books in the […]

letting people define themselves..

objectification lessons

A couple months ago, I read something that horrified me.  Okay, horrified might be a bit much, but offended is not. I read something that offended me.  It was 6:45 am, and I was getting my workout in.  I was also getting my newspaper reading in.  Yeah, I know that if I can read the newspaper […]

Girl Power! camp

Have your daughter, niece, granddaughter, or young friend join  me and equine assisted learning specialists, Kris Batchelor and Morgan Ridenhour, for a special week of horsemanship and leadership. Activities will include instruction about horse psychology and herd dynamics, grooming, groundwork, limited riding, crafts, discussion about leadership and self-acceptance, and journaling.   This curriculum will be […]

What's on the Reading List

What’s on the Reading List

As a college instructor, summer is the most wonderful time of year.  And NOT because I am not teaching college classes in the summer.  That’s not it at all as I miss my college students during the summer tremendously. Summer is the most glorious time of year because I get to dream.  I get to […]

this moment

this moment

A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

photo by Jill E. Williams

Sliding into our best selves

As a lecturer in Women and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I have the great pleasure of teaching a seminar on body image.  But with that honor comes the difficult reality of listening to my students’ heartbreaking beliefs and ideas about their bodies and their worth.  As we were exploring […]

Savoring the day

Savoring the day

One of my favorite writers is Anne Lamott.  I discovered her in my 20s because a friend purchased Lamott’s novel Rosie for me.  But I fell in love with her not because of her novels (which are certainly good) but because of her non-fiction which made my heart sing the first time I turned the […]