Day 16 – Stains

Has this ever happened to you? You empty all your pockets before throwing your clothes into the wash, and when you take them out to dry, there’s a mysterious stain on your favorite white t-shirt? So, you spend the next few minutes inspecting the bottom of the washer in hopes of finding the culprit that…

You Shouldn’t Have

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. As I typed those words, I sang them in my head as I remember hearing Renee Campbell singing them at the lectern in Mass. All sorts of wonderful memories have been revisiting me lately (as you know if you’ve been following…

What’s Good?

Every single morning I wake up with a song in my head. It’s like the Lord is my personal DJ, and he’s always in the studio –mixing and scratching on the Ones and Twos. For those who are unfamiliar with DJ lingo, Ones and Twos are turntables. This morning I heard “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold…

Why I Blog

When I started this blog nearly four months ago, I thought I would write about leadership exclusively. After all, I am a leader with plenty to say, and I could probably pen something relevant each week about the state of leadership in our schools. What I realized very quickly was that the topic didn’t excite…

What Happens When You Leave the Huddle?

Last night my husband and I were sitting at the bar in one of our favorite restaurants– waiting to be seated. The place was packed. We had to inch our way through a gridlock of bodies, handbags, toddlers, and a few timid waiters wielding weighty trays just to make a pit stop at the bar….

Father Knows Best – Part II

I will give you rest. There was this show on CBS that ran from the mid-50s through 1960, and it was called Father Knows Best. Although it was a little before my time, I saw a few episodes in syndication. I love that there were always lessons and wisdom that this father imparted to his…

Know Thyself

Every person I know can list at least three traits about themselves that they love. I can name three with relative ease. I’m funny, smart, and strong. Chances are, others who know me would agree with my assessment of myself. Likewise, every person can also draft an extensive list of things they dislike about themselves.  For…

Put Me in the Game, Coach!

Unencumbered time is a luxury when you become an adult.  Your day is filled with lists of things to do –crossing out those that have been done, circling those you want to get done today, and moving other things to tomorrow’s list–only to do the same thing all over again tomorrow. There were so many…

Facebook Magic

There are few things in life that I’ve experienced that I might describe as amazing. On that short list of amazing things is the ability of a song to act as a time machine and transport us back to our childhood, a major life event, or a time long forgotten. Whenever I hear Donnie Hathaway’s…