Life’s Surprises: Here’s to Fall, Y’all!

Here's to the season of football and homecomings, sweaters and scarves, favorite fall drinks and foods, scenic drives and hikes... ...and leaves - lots of gorgeously colorful but eventually falling leaves! Have a great start to fall, y'all!

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A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17th to commemorate the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or naturalization, have become citizens" of this country.  In addition, September 17-23 is also recognized as Constitution Week.  The … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On American Citizenship

Life’s Surprises: Celebrating a Father’s Lifetime of Resilience

Though this is a "bonus" DJ Lady Luck post for the month, I take this moment to celebrate my father - who, to me, is the epitome of resilience and what it means to be resilient.  In honor of him, I choose to use this "musical moment" for one of life's little surprises - birthdays! … Continue reading Life’s Surprises: Celebrating a Father’s Lifetime of Resilience

A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q429_9fyr2g   I recorded this fire while visiting the Oconaluftee Indian Village last summer.  That entire experience - the drive there from Asheville, the cultural guides/historic interpreters/demonstrations, and the drive back - had me... Meditating on the fire: Of a people, Of a history, Of a place, Of a strength, Of a pain, Of a … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

In Memory of… Leadership Through Sacrifice

One Memorial Weekend about 10 years ago, I was in Charleston, South Carolina supporting a group of fellow alumni in their effort to host a networking social at a restaurant downtown.  Not really there on vacation but not officially there for work, my thoughts were everywhere but on the holiday itself. The alumnus who volunteered … Continue reading In Memory of… Leadership Through Sacrifice

A Moment to Meditate: On a Mother’s Love, Sacrifices, Hopes, and Continual Support

Good Sunday, everyone! Today's post is a meditation on mothers/mother-like figures and their love, sacrifices, hopes, and continual support for those children/child-like figures in their lives. ***     As I've gotten older, I've grown to see my mother less as a parent and more as a person. Not that I no longer respect her … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On a Mother’s Love, Sacrifices, Hopes, and Continual Support

Lucy’s Help Desk: (How to) Create an Experiential Life

Step right up, step right up... The "doctor" is in. Welcome to the debut of Lucy's Help Desk, a new writing concept I've created for my blog, where on any given Thursday I come to you with unsolicited (or, solicited) advice and philosophical ideas.  And, as you may have guessed, the theme of this scheduled series is based loosely on one of … Continue reading Lucy’s Help Desk: (How to) Create an Experiential Life