“I’ll Be Okay”

“I’ll Be Okay”

“I’ll be okay.” There’s something about those three words that can settle our minds and hearts. In these unpredictable days of 2020, we can all use a reminder of words that help keep us calm to steady on. In an unlikely place yesterday, I met a woman that nudged me...
Wisdom and Wit Over Age 90

Wisdom and Wit Over Age 90

If you’re like me, you loved the movie Hidden Figures, the remarkable story of African-American female mathematicians who helped turn around America’s space program. Let me introduce you to a few hidden figures of American baseball, the Brown Bombers. You’re going to...
New Bend Book—Written for You

New Bend Book—Written for You

I wrote you a book. My new book, Bend: When Life Dares You to Break, is written for you. Yes, you. And me. And all the rest of us who could use a hand when life’s pressures build up. Have you ever felt frustrated, discouraged, maybe ready to quit? Bend will not let...
We All Have Lucy Moments

We All Have Lucy Moments

Lucy Moments. We all have them. Yep. Me especially at times. My friend Terry calls Lucy Moments those situations when we goof up, forget, look a bit foolish, and just need to laugh at ourselves. These little blunder and flub experiences are based on the ditzy...
Give Your Best Anyway

Give Your Best Anyway

Some days just jam together with problems. The car won’t start. Your boss is an extra grouch. The kids are whiny. Your spouse is still unsettled about your recent disagreement. These are the days we need a reminder from someone like Mother Teresa. In 2018, I posted a...
Standing With Underdogs

Standing With Underdogs

I am a softie for the underdog. How about you? On our elementary playground, my friends and I would yell at some rogue boys we didn’t like. They wanted us to feel like the underdog. “Sticks and stones may break my bones,” we shouted, “but words will never...
Tips from a Gas Station Guru

Tips from a Gas Station Guru

People often ask, “So where did you grow up?” I often reply, “A gas station.” Yep, “fill ‘er up” were some of the first words I ever heard. My parents’ full-service gas station was the kind of small-town garage similar to Wally’s Filling Station on The Andy Griffith...