This past weekend I travelled to Cleveland, Ohio on a bus trip to an Irish dance competition with my three kids. I know they won’t be dancing forever, so I jump at the chance to see all three of them participating in an extracurricular activity together. I love how all the dancers cheer each other on from the sidelines, congratulate those who reach a goal and support those who didn’t end up where they wanted on a given day. Continue reading
I visited a local burrito restaurant recently that had rave reviews and I wasn’t disappointed. As I waited for my order with a line up of people, I was in awe of the symphony of movement by the team of ten behind the counter. The space wasn’t big but they each had a role and they performed it to perfection. From the cashier to the cooks to those adding the toppings to the gentleman at the end of the line who toasted, rolled and called your number. I told them they were an epic tribe. Continue reading
Essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Continue reading
When my 14-year-old son started high school this year, he was nervous. He only knew a handful of kids and had no idea what to expect. I told him to be himself and he would find his tribe. Then he tried out for the school play.
For the last two nights I watched my quiet son act like a rambunctious elf on stage. He was embraced by the cast of mostly older students and received countless compliments from his newfound peers. Continue reading
Queen Victoria reigned over Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until she died in 1901. I heard a story about her recently that made me stop and think. Continue reading