Rocketman deserves two thumbs up – photo credit uDiscoverMusic. It portrays the childhood, rise and career of Reginald Dwight, a/k/a Elton John and exposes the dangers of expectations as we explored in my last post, (Not So) Great Expectations. Elton’s life and rise to fame prove what happens when parents withhold love, fail to support […]
Jane and Michael Banks were on to something 55 years ago. You may remember them as the precocious children cared for by nanny, Mary Poppins. My sisters and I wore out the Mary Poppins soundtrack in our youth. Now, thanks granddaughters, ages 6 and 3, I have seen Mary Poppins (1964) and Mary Poppins Returns […]
Ah, May! The most transitional month of the year, full of watershed moments, celebrations, memory makers – time to move ahead on the next step of the journey. In typical fashion of doing everything all at once, I graduated high school (St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, NC) in May on my 18th birthday. Those years at boarding […]
The world is filled with gifted, talented, dedicated people. God will send them to you when you need them if you will watch and wait. Allow them to ‘do their thing’ with their skills and expertise. You will be amazed by the results. You should not tell an artist how to paint, a stylist how […]
It’s the season of gift lists, gift wrap, gift cards, gift giving, gift tags, gift receiving, gift shipping, gift delivery, gift exchanging, gift returns. It’s a gift marathon. To successfully pull it off in record time you need energy, monetary resources, degrees in finance, creativity, logistics and a pack of patience. There is a gift aspect […]
In January, I posted It’s Time! promising to resume writing after months of silence. Little did I know that post would become an apt ruler to measure what was ahead. A week later my mother died. Service and burial were delayed by a snowstorm but my husband’s scheduled hand surgery was not. Nine days later, we lost our house in […]
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