First, a little background music to set the tone: right click here and click on open in a new tab or window. The song should start playing automatically. Perfect song: Vive Ya [So Live, Already!]

"Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course." – Alex Trebec

Man, you can […]

Goin’ to The Show

"Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show for 21 days once – the 21 greatest days of my life. You know, you never handle your luggage in the show, somebody else carries your bags. It was great. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels […]

Real Change

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Saad Mohseni Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Newt Gingrich Unedited Interview […]

Updates: Quake, Hotel, EFT

The tremors under my office chair, all the way over here on the other side of the valley from the epicenter, have finally subsided. We had one – a long one – at 3am Monday morning, but it'd been several days since the one before that. Thank goodness! Those tremors are unnerving. I'm sure […]

Ok, Ok, I Believe!

Dalton Sherman, a student at the Charles Rice Learning Center in the Dallas Independent School System, plays the kid.

And now that you’re inspired about possibilities, rent or buy Accepted. We love this movie (thanks, Arp!) Just saw it again tonight on a movie channel. Very funny, very moving, excellent […]

Effect A Spiritual Awareness

During our last trip to Key West, we had dinner with a new couple, George and Izzy. About 15 years longer on this earth than us, they’d been Key Westers longer as well, but we’d never met. That’s rare. In a small town like Key West, you’ve usually met everyone at least once at some […]

Sign Of The Times

This is a huge LED sign belonging to Interstate AC Service in Nashville, TN. It overlooks I-40 westbound as it approaches downtown Nashville.


Where’ve I Been?

Just now at Volcán Arenal with Mom and Aunt Gay, mom’s baby sister. This was my third time at the volcano, my favorite place in Costa Rica so far. Volcán Arenal is flawless, when you can see it.

Did you know, on a clear day, you can see the top of Arenal from San […]

“Mel Gibson, Please.”

I thought of something else I need in 2008. I need to talk to Mel Gibson. If you know him, could you please get me an audience?

Why? Well, he’s cute for one thing, although probably too old for me now. OK: DON’T tell him I said that.

Plus, he bought a huge chunk of […]

Wrong Question

This morning, I had to admit to Hal that my homesickness has ratcheted up a notch lately. A big notch. So much so that, in my mind, I unconsciously find myself adding "when we go back" to the end of my thoughts. Unconsciously, until this morning when I heard my thoughts loud and clear. It […]

“Obras, No Palabras.”

"Works, Not Words." On the last jungle weekend of Camp Jungle2Jersey, the boys and I visited Barry and Nanci at The Bridge located a hair to the north of Puerto Viejo. I will try to write about The Bridge and our day there without using the words incredible, amazing, inspiring, beautiful, moving, overwhelming, unbelievable, […]

“So What? Who Cares? Do It Anyway.”

I heard this from a speaker at a conference not too long ago. It really hit home. As a wife and mother, you learn to live this phrase, take self-pity and whining out of the equation, or life is completely unmanageable. Like, when you are sick and they are sick, you just keep going no […]

T.A. to T.M.

Oooommmm. Breathe in. Breathe out. Ooooommmmm.

Just that much slows me down. For the past few weeeks, I’ve found myself wondering what actual meditation would do. Maybe I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole, because except for a few short isolated moments in my history, I’ve hated meditating. I do NOT have the time to […]