Photo by Neil Su on Unsplash “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare You’re likely familiar with the line above from Romeo and Juliet, spoken by Romeo about the fact that Juliet is a Capulet, his family’s sworn enemy. His words speak … Continue reading More Than A Name
Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash Have you ever done something to lose face with your peers? Your superiors? Maybe your family or friends? I think it’s almost a rite of passage to do so when you’re growing up; it’s part of learning acceptable social behavior and developing your sense of right and wrong, your … Continue reading Losing Face
If you have kids, they’ve likely gone through a magic phase. My daughters, ages three and five, are in one right now. They run around the house waving whatever was closest to them when inspiration hit—dress-up wand, marker, chopstick, Barbie leg—shouting “Magic, magic, turn me into a _______!” What’s in the blank? Well, that changes … Continue reading The Art of Waterproofing
I remember watching Mary Poppins for the first time. I was eight or nine, and the movie impacted me on a few different levels. I loved the music and the singing. I envied the kids for having someone who cared for and about them. And I loved the nonsense word I was introduced to: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. … Continue reading The Hardest Things to Say
It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for the ’90s (see this post), and the decade has yet again provided me with some inspiration. Get ready to take a trip back about twenty-five years… Remember the advent of WWJD? It stands for “What Would Jesus Do?” and was started by a youth group … Continue reading WWND: What Would Norman Do?
One of the hottest trends out there today is inspirational quotes. Many people have something to say, whether original or repeating what someone else has said, and just about everyone likes to read them. And I’m not judging – I’m definitely one of those people. Just check out my social media accounts and you’ll see that I … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes Part 1: Salt Required
Do you recall a time when someone laughed inappropriately? I know there are dozens of times (at least) that I’ve done it, and those are only the ones that I have some vague memory of. Most of them involved misunderstanding what the other person said or missing the context for it. Sometimes the end result … Continue reading Lessons in Inappropriate Laughter