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What’s the word? Discretion

13.12.2013 | Writing

There?s a Jewish proverb that says, ?Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion?. What a waste, right? As useless as something valuable and shiny in the nose of one of the farm?s dirtiest animals is outward beauty on a woman who has no idea how to… read more

What’s the Word? Entitlement

7.12.2013 | Writing

With all the talk of government budgets in recent months, we?ve heard a lot about ?Entitlement Programs?. An entitlement is simply a right to access something, as in the case of government programs, i.e. Social Security or Medicare. What happens, then, when we have varying ideas of what each person deserves? As I work with… read more

What’s the Word? Perspective

25.11.2013 | Writing

The other day I was walking my customary loop through the neighborhood and decided to take a street I?d not walked on before so I could see where it led. I have a curious friend who follows roads untraveled all the time just to see where they go, but I?m not that interesting or adventurous…. read more

What’s the Word? Scintillating

21.11.2013 | Writing

As I sit and write on a cold, dreary day in the Pacific Northwest, the word scintillating brings light into the gloom. In a mind-numbing, lifeless meeting, a scintillating person can bring light into a room. (Hey! That rhymes!) Conversations can be scintillating if they sparkle with wit and energy. Anything that scintillates is the… read more

What’s the Word? Words

15.11.2013 | Writing

As an educator and a communicator, it will come as no surprise that I love words. I love the perfect combination of words. I love the sounds of certain words. I love finding just the right word to articulate precisely what I?m thinking or feeling. Once I conveyed this sentiment to a friend who has… read more