Ten Ways To Stay Out Of Texting Trouble

“Text me.” That request would’ve sounded crazy 25 years ago. Now it’s the way many of us communicate. I like to text. It’s easy and fun and it often makes a lot of things more convenient, opening up time in my day to be more productive. Or to binge...

The Red Bucket Man

Someone reached out to me this week. “Every time I see the red bucket man, I think of you, and put a little money in the bucket.” That warmed my heart. One of the great gifts that blogging has brought me is the many people I’ve learned from and...

How To Avoid A Long Hauliday

People can dread the holiday season for a number of both simple and complicated reasons. If it’s loss.. You might have had losses or trials in your life that overwhelm any attempts to celebrate; you remember past holiday seasons with tears in your eyes....

Finding Meaning In Friendships That End

I remember the first Christmas break after my freshman year in college. My high school friends and I had just seen each other at Thanksgiving. Everything had been fantastic — lots of reminiscing as well as catching up, laughing about someone sporting a new beard...