Channel Changing

When I was a child, my parents owned a black and white television. The three channels were ABC, CBS and NBC. By the time I was ten years old, we could watch shows like: My Three Sons, The Beverly Hillbillies, I Dream of Jeannie, The Mod Squad (I thought they were so cool) and, one of […]

Givers and Takers (and Candlestick Makers)

When I was in my late twenties, I was the assistant controller in a successful company. One day, the owner shared this with me: “There are givers and takers in this world. My wife is a giver. I am a taker. And, you, Kay, are a giver.” I recall the words clearly because they were […]

Greener Grass, Rosier Glasses & Happiness

Are you familiar with the expression “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”? This idiom has been around for a really long time, and I’ve heard it a lot. The literal meaning is that you look over your neighbor’s fence and see their grass as being healthier, more lush, and […]

What “Languages” Do You Speak?

Last Sunday at church, Sue (the Pastor of the faith community I belong to) did something really cool for Pentecost. (In most Christian religions, Pentecost commemorates the descent of The Holy Spirit. In Judaism it’s celebrated as the feast of Shavuot; the giving of The Law on Sinai.) Sue was reading verses from The Bible, […]