A while back I was approached to be on the judging panel for The Salott Outstanding Woman of the Year Award being run by by the administrators of a very popular Facebook group called, appropriately, The Salott (which roughly translates to The Living Room). Continue reading
The secret to life
The very thing that defines us
“It’s a boy!” “It’s a girl!”
Those are the very first words we (as newborns) hear, announcing to the world at large where it is we take our place across this great divide. Are we from Mars? Are we from Venus? What if we’re neither? Or what if we’re born one way but deep down are another way? Continue reading
Because that’s us [me]!
Phenomenal woman – Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
That’s me. Continue reading
I wish I had met Pink
When we talk of heroes and heroines, of inspiring people, we usually tend to think of those who made the news in a big way, like Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, or Mahatma Ghandi (is that beginning M a coincidence?!)…
I came across this obituary a while back and I saved it. I wish I had met Pink, I hope that I can learn through her obituary and be encouraged to do a fraction of what she accomplished through her life. She is the embodiment of all that is good with humanity. Continue reading
How I choose to live
I have seen at very close range man at his worst: selfish, greedy, cowardly, and cruel. But I saw, also, man at his best: selfless, generous, and courageous. It is my experience that hope will prevail and that the human spirit is never defeated.