ARE YOU BORED?

Boredom is a human condition.  The Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger complained about it around two thousand years ago. “How long the same things? Surely I will yawn, I will sleep, I will eat, I will be thirsty, I will be cold, I will be hot. Is...

PRACTICE KINDNESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

This holiday season, we are urgently in need of kindness to bind our nation’s wounds.  That means intentionally being friendly, generous, and considerate—not because we have to, but because we want to.  While we can’t control what others do, we are the master of our...

DO HOLIDAY TRADITIONS TERRORIZE YOU?

For many of us, Christmas is a magical time full of nostalgia.   Providing our loved ones with a memorable holiday is paramount.  Unfortunately, trying to create the perfect Christmas often overwhelms us.  As a young mother, I sent Christmas cards to friends and baked...

MY WILD COVID BIRTHDAY PARTY

COVID destroyed my plans to take the family on a western Caribbean cruise to celebrate my birthday.  Rather than sipping rum punches onboard ship, the party moved to Uvalde, Texas.  There, my daughter treated me to a tank and machine gun package to salute the big day!...