Deal Breakers

Ever since I signed up to the be the curator for the Odyssey Storytelling “Deal Breaker” show (this November 1), I’ve been focusing on what is and is not a deal breaker for me. I’ve stepped back and looked at really uncomfortable situations and wondered,...

Kind

As this month of extra special kindness closes, I thought again of when my husband went on his ‘Be Kind’ campaign. The beauty of it was he didn’t announce it beforehand. He just did it. The outcome was both funny and touching since I first interpreted it as a personal...

The Hyphen

If you’re a writer, you learn editing is vital. You can do that first copy edit and proofread ’til the cows come home (I’ve always wanted to use that phrase), thinking I’m a good reader and writer; this will be easy. You eventually learn of the visual completion the...

Say What You Mean

What’s in a Word? or Different Strokes for Different Folks “ I couldn’t believe it,” my friend said with wide-eyed incredulity. “He just freaked out.” Now you know as well as I do, that in order to get what was happening, “freaked out” needs some kind of clarification...