Why I’ll Never Support Another Dog Rescue

Last Fall, our department found itself in the rather unusual position of having to hire a new graphic designer. The person who was leaving was retiring and had more than thirty years of experience in our organization, so the dilemma was how to fill the position. Do we hire someone with similar experience so that…

Changes

You are not who you were yesterday. You are who you want to be today. Who will you be? Who do you want to be? Breathe and be.  

Welcome to the (Green) Machine

When’s the last time you experienced real, pure, unadulterated joy? Prior to this past Monday night, I’d have been hard-pressed to answer that question. But something happened to me that night, and it was spectacular. Better than anything I’d experienced in a long, long time. Let me start at the beginning. About six weeks ago,…

It’s a sticky situation

Gather ’round, kids, because Aunt Kim is about to give you some really valuable advice. Ready? OK, so you know how you can order just about anything on the interwebz these days? Like, tea, clothing, dog food? Yeah, Google and Company have made it so that you almost never need to leave the comfort of…

The Waiting (is the hardest part)

Oh, my, my. Oh, hell yes. I’ve got to put on my party dress. That’s right — Imma go see Tom Petty this weekend! I first discovered him when I was about eleven years old. He was on a show called Midnight Special, which was hosted by growly DJ Wolfman Jack, and I remember he played…

The Way of Love (Cavaliers 17:6-1)

Love is patient.   Love is kind.   He does not envy, he does not boast, he is not proud.   He does not dishonor others, he is not self-seeking, he is not easily angered, he keeps no record of wrongs.   Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.   He always…

Let’s Get Physical

You might want to stand up when you read this. Sitting is killing us. It’s killing you and it’s killing me. Studies show that the average American is sitting down for 13 to 15 hours every day. And all that sitting is contributing to an uptick in chronic diseases and decreased bone density (broken hip,…

#Resist

Today is Memorial Day, and while it’s nice to have this time to gather with family and friends and eat hot dogs and burgers, it’s important to remember why this day is recognized. That’s my cousin Josh in the photo above. He’s an active-duty pilot in the Air Force. The smaller photo to the left…

That Summer High

  This song is the soundtrack for my day. It just completely and totally captures my mood this morning. School is out and this is the first Sunday morning in over a year when I’ve felt relaxed and calm. No chore list to complete. No stress. No feeling of impending doom. It’s all lightness, brightness,…

#Truth

A guy I work with has this bumper sticker on his car. It doesn’t get more real than this. We expend a lot of time and energy fighting with one another because of differences of religion, color of skin, political ideologies. But when it comes right down to it, we are all the same. We…