Dreamland Construction Update | We Are More Alike Than You May Know

Its hard for people like me (and maybe you too) to let go and live in the moment; to “enjoy the ride.” I’ve done a pretty good job of training myself not to live in the past, to practice forgiveness for myself and others, but thoughts of the future can keep me preoccupied, worried, and impatient.

“I Don’t Understand” May Be The Smartest Thing You Will Ever Say

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “I don’t understand” may be the most empowering sentence you will ever utter. As far back as I can remember, I was my father’s shadow– a bright, observant, and worrisome child, just behind his leg, listening to everything he said and didn’t say. I noticed early on when men […]

I Like Being In Control; That Is Not The Same as Being Controlling

While participating in a self-improvement, personality workshop called Enneagram, I identified myself as a #8 personality type. For years I have been accused of being a control freak and responded by stating that I really don’t like managing people, only to have the accuser retort, “Then why are you?” During this workshop, I found out […]

Housework: The Unexpected Gift

In last week’s blog, I spoke of the opportunities that come from working outside the home. This thought prompted me to look critically at myself and some of the jobs I don’t want to do, which are mostly the ones inside the home; the chores that receive little praise and are viewed by few. As […]

Do Americans Really Want to Work? | Thoughts After My One-Man Job Fair

Being afforded the opportunity to work, both physically and legally, is a liberty revered by many who cannot. Like children who are unable to attend school long for the sound of a school bell, so do many persons from other countries long to come to America to find work. I recently held a job fair […]

The Dallas Gift Market Still Has it’s Place | What I Learned From Some Good, Old-Fashioned Shopping

Dallas Market

Son Gray and I attended the Dallas Gift Market this past week. It was my first time to go in years and I was curious to see if e-retail had affected the wholesale side of consumerism. The answer is yes. The crowds and the vendors were smaller, but I still found it educational. For instance, […]