happy birthday, 37days!

Today, I am quietly celebrating the 12th anniversary of beginning this blog. Starting this blog saved my life, changed my life, changed my relationship with words and with myself. It opened up space for me to dive into language in a way the business books I had...

happy birthday, daddy.

As always on Christmas Day, a remembrancer of my father whose birthday is Christmas. He would have been 90 today. Happy birthday, Daddy. Monogram your pancakes “Surviving a loss and letting go is only half of the story. The other half is the secret belief that we will...

do you have last minute gifts to get?

I’m not a big shopper. I can’t remember the last time John and I exchanged gifts at Christmas, and we don’t buy a lot for the kids, either. So perhaps I’m the least likely person to compile a gift-giving guide. But when I do give a gift,...

2017 Hard Conversations Book Club Reading List Announced

I’ve just announced the 2017 reading list for the Hard Conversations Book Group. Feel free to join us! The book group is free and we meet by teleconference call the 3rd Sunday of each month from 8-9pm Eastern to discuss that month’s book. Our focus in 2017...

37days of Activism

You wanted to know what role you would have played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? Now’s your time to find out. You were shocked by the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election, and the aftermath of racial violence. You didn’t know this kind of...