I'll admit it: I’m a chick flick fan. One of my favorite movies is Failure to Launch. It is funny and bittersweet—my favorite combo and it has more than a couple of stars from my beloved Lone Star state. But what really makes me love it is that it … [Read more...] about Are You Leading Your Life Or Are You Failing to Launch?
As a kid, I was in a car accident. In true Texas fashion, my brother, sister and I were all piled in the cab of my Dad’s truck, headed to the department store where my Mom worked to visit her on her break. All I remember is tires screeching, metal … [Read more...] about Small Plane, Big Lessons: A True Story
Here is a story I heard several times from our pastor, Brother T. (I grew up in North Texas which is part of the Bible Belt. Brother T. played quite a big role in my young life!) "Once upon a time there were two children. Each were given a golden key … [Read more...] about Where There Is Poop…
As I am writing this today, I have a sick kid at home. Which means it’s not exactly a perfect workday. But it has provided the perfect opportunity to talk about an ogre I and a lot of people meet everyday – perfectionism. Normally, my daughter is way … [Read more...] about Perfection is Overrated, Take it From an Ogre
Years ago, driving across Texas from my hometown of Rusk to Austin, I planned to have lunch with my sister, who lives in Waco. Along the way, I got completely turned around and found myself in a small town called Mart. I was lost, late and feeling … [Read more...] about What Happened on the Way to Waco
The promotion goes south. Someone else walks away with the contract you worked hard for. The project is canned AFTER you put in long hours. We all have those moments when what we want is just NOT working the way we planned. That’s the time to shake … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Do When Nothing Works