Anchors Aweigh!

“I know experimentation is part of the process of finding yourself. You don’t want to stick to something as much as you want to uncover a wild joy or significance that sticks to you. Forcing a direction isn’t commitment. Staying honest with yourself isn’t ‘quitting.’” – Tama Kieves, A Year Without Fear (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin… Read more »

A Tale of Two Muscles

Have you ever thought something was such a good idea that you shared it far and wide? You just couldn’t shut about it because it was so important? The only thing is, you were telling everyone they should try it but you, um, never got around to it yourself? Do As I Say, Not As… Read more »

Words Get in the Way

I love words. I mean, I blog, right? And when I practiced law, words were both my shield and my sword. Lately I find, however, that with all the ways we have to communicate now, sometimes words just get in the way. Words Can Be Useless A couple weeks ago I went to the funeral… Read more »

Teaching What I Need to Learn

The first class I ever taught was English as a Second Language while I was studying for the Iowa bar exam. My main qualifications for this position were that I spoke English and lived in the community where the class was held. I didn’t actually know how to teach English. I earned $18 an hour… Read more »