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What’s the Word? Champagne

7.07.2014 | Writing

Is there a substance in the world that?s more celebratory than champagne? Of course, that?s a rhetorical question because the answer is an emphatic no! Is it the bubbles or something about the POP! of the cork when the bottle is opened? That sound is the essence of celebration to me. But not everything that… read more

What’s the Word? Good

30.06.2014 | Writing

I?ve recently been reading the account of a man who suffered great financial and personal loss. He had some friends who came around to comfort him by sitting with him in silence for a few days. Then things got philosophical. The friends kept telling him that he must have done something wrong at some point… read more

What’s the Word? Mornings

23.06.2014 | Writing

Mornings are my favorite time of day. I love the feeling of having a head start on the day and on the rest of the world, even when I know that the perception is all in my mind. I especially like early mornings in summer because then it can be really, really early. Occasionally I… read more

What’s the Word? Bikes

16.06.2014 | Writing

I simply can?t tell you how much I love riding my bike! It?s nerdy and wonderful and people stop me all the time to either ask where I got it or to hum the song that plays in the Wizard of Oz when the lady who becomes the wicked witch rides to Auntie Em?s farm…. read more

What’s the Word? Enough

9.06.2014 | Writing

Recently I attended a networking event in a downtown building where I knew only one person. I?m a bit intimidated by downtowns, as a general rule, since it brings up issues of parking and navigating unknown streets, not to mention dealing with the superior sophistication level (real or perceived) of people who work or live… read more