Small Wins

Small Wins

Some years back I was a volunteer for the local literacy group. During my tutor training, I was reminded of the value of a small win. My first adult student could identify just ONE of the 300 most commonly used words in the English language. It was the word on. Since...
At your service

At your service

Years ago when a favored grocery store was still independently owned, I witnessed an amazing display of genuine customer service. At the time, the store employed “bag boys.” Several would be on duty, and they took turns packing up your groceries at checkout, then...
The Fallen

The Fallen

I wonder why we are so surprised by death. Every single person alive at this moment will eventually die.  Your chance, and mine, of living on this earth forever is literally (and I mean that in the truest sense of the word) non-existent. Yet we continue to be caught...