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Why We Can Sleep at Night

In the first Men in Black movie, Agent Kay says, "There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Korillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable planet. The only way these people can get on with their happy lives...

How Yesterday is Like Tomorrow

Possible Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen the recent movie, "Yesterday", I don't think I'm giving away any spoilers. However, if you are dying to see it and just haven't gone yet, bookmark this post. Then come back after you see the movie, and email me so we can...

You Can Do It

Here's the thing: I don't know what IT is for you. Lose a few pounds. Survive college. Get along with your in-laws. Deal with cancer. Grieve a death. Recover - from drugs, alcohol, divorce, bitterness. Or just make it through Tuesday, perhaps. I just know this: You...

My Best Advice for the First Day of School (and life)

  Here it is. My best advice for the first-day-of-school and all other major transitions times. Whether you are sending off your first preschooler, your last high school senior, or the college kid moving miles away, this advice holds. One - Take a vacation day...

Why I Watch the Royals

I love to watch the royals. Not the Kansa City version. Though I am partial to this book about the night the world turned Royal Blue. Rather, I watch the royals from Buckingham Palace. The Queen and all her clan. It started when I discovered an Instagram account of a...

How to Marie Kondo and Granny Grubbs at the Same Time

  If you aren't on social media much, you might not know that Marie Kondo is a lovely lady currently famous for her organizational skills. One piece of advice is to purge your belongings and only keep things that "spark joy." If you aren't a close acquaintance of...