It works. It still works.

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. ~Mother Teresa Last week I told you about the hearts. It was just a petition really - to vaccinate teachers. But we added a twist. Every signature was turned … Continue reading It works. It still works.

Putting a Little Heart In It

Life is going to give you just what you put into it. Put your whole heart in everything you do. ~Maya Angelou It all started as a simple petition asking our governor to follow dozens of other states (including our neighboring red, midwestern ones) and make teachers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine now. It's ridiculous, … Continue reading Putting a Little Heart In It

The Losing Party Always Calls

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~Robert Collier I think there are two keys to success. One is to show up. The other is to keep going. Most people don't keep going. ~Dan John Just a few months into 2017, we piled into the conference room of our … Continue reading The Losing Party Always Calls

The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Lightening makes no sound until it strikes. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Last month - just two days before the inauguration - we paused to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who tirelessly fought for racial justice and so eloquently stated the case for freedom and equality that his … Continue reading The Behind the Scenes Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Now With Some Time and Space…

Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will. ~W. Clement Stone Everything that has happened to you is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to prevent you from growing ... you get to choose. ~Wayne Dyer I was going to talk about something completely different today, to be honest with you. But last … Continue reading Now With Some Time and Space…

The Scariest Seditionists: Soccer Moms

The focus has been on the crazy and scary looking subjects. A man with a tattooed midsection sporting a bull headdress. Another, much more frightening figure, dressed in tactical gear and carrying zip-tie restraints (he turned out to be a 30-year-old bartender who attended the insurrection ... with his mom). The men dressed like Revolutionary … Continue reading The Scariest Seditionists: Soccer Moms

A New Dawn. A New Day.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~Eleanor Roosevelt Good pre-morning, friend. Just one day from now, we will be mere hours away from the transition of power away from the worst president in our nation's history. Just a few steps and a few words away from a new beginning. In many … Continue reading A New Dawn. A New Day.

The Watershed Moment

The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It is as unbelievable as it was predicable. I'm sure you've been living in the same frantic dream state I have been in since last Wednesday, when a hodge-podge of self-proclaimed patriots stormed the Capitol. There's so much to say that it's hard … Continue reading The Watershed Moment

Saddle Up!

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the curses of history is that we cannot go back and change the course leading to disasters, no matter how much we might wish to. The past has its own terrible inevitability. But it … Continue reading Saddle Up!

Living Our Purpose: Happy New Year

What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Pablo Picasso *Followers may recognize that portions of today’s post were first published January 2, 2018. For the many newcomers, welcome – we look forward to finding … Continue reading Living Our Purpose: Happy New Year