A Life’s True Calling

My friend Kimberlee Baer says her response is sometimes a conversation starter. At other times it can bring a conversation to a screeching halt. The question: “What do you do for a living?” Her response: “I’m a licensed funeral director.” Presently most funeral directors are male. The percentages vary depending on a) whether you’re looking … Continue reading A Life’s True Calling

Love Story x 3

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’ll share a trio of love stories. But they may not be what you’re expecting. Barbara Elaine Smith, a beautiful and outgoing African American woman, had two successful careers. As a model in 1976, she was the second black woman to appear on the magazine cover of Mademoiselle. Her modeling work … Continue reading Love Story x 3

How To Not Forget

Several commercials that first aired during this year’s Superbowl have people talking. Google’s Loretta is one that many folks are responding to with deep emotion. The commercial tells the love story between the unnamed man narrating and his late wife Loretta. Obviously elderly, he appears to be fearful of forgetting the details of what their life … Continue reading How To Not Forget

A Peace Page A Day

Last June I gave a dear friend (who at the time had just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer) the gift of a year in the form of a National Geographic book: Daily Peace, 365 Days of Renewal. The book’s jacket encourages readers to “Pause to reflect, enjoy life’s simple pleasures, and renew your spirit with … Continue reading A Peace Page A Day