How a star stays alive

How a star stays alive

One beautiful advantage of living on the outskirts of a city is that we can once again see the stars. Nothing beats a warm evening outside, glass of shiraz in hand, gazing upward as one by one, the twinkling lights begin to reveal themselves. One evening as I watched...
“I value you.”

“I value you.”

My daughter occasionally disappears for hours at a time, only to emerge with a beautiful piece of jewelry she’s just created. This is her love language; she translates an emotion she may not always verbally or physically express, and pours that love into the...
Are you having fun at work?

Are you having fun at work?

Someone recently commented that they felt it was really important to have fun at work. Instinctively, I smiled, because I also place high value on fun and humor. But then, we paused and had a great conversation. Because we wondered, what does “fun at work”...
Take a breath.

Take a breath.

A grown man hung up on me today, after shouting at me for a couple of (long) minutes. Over what seemed to be a small misunderstanding. One that could have been calmly discussed with a few words. Man, I don’t think anyone’s hung up on me since I broke up...