Tag: friendship

lessons learned: faith and fancy with a little mischief for good measure

At this time of year, I fondly remember my dear friend, Cheryl.  You see, a few years ago before she passed away from her third round of cancer (she liked to challenge the odds and live passionately), I spontaneously took a week in late…

lessons learned: giving back to the community that raised me

Recently, I was asked why I returned to my hometown to live as an adult. I responded that I felt compelled to give back to the community that raised me.  Typically that answer satisfies people, and they smile politely and we move on in…

lessons learned: what peas, greens, and teens can teach us about prosperity

Today is New Year’s Day which means if you stand downwind of the Southern US, you will breathe in the aromas of black eyed peas and greens as they simmer on stove tops.  For as long as I can remember, we have eaten both…