The Present

I launched this site in the midst of my “professional halftime,” in Fall 2019. After 20+ years in the corporate world, I took the summer off to invest in my family (last year, we moved back to the States after eight years in China) and to write a book.

Please flip to THE FUTURE for an update on the book.

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On Future Nostalgia.

My friend Lynn Casey writes a brilliant blog called the ScoutLook, where she recently reflected on the idea of Future Nostalgia. What an insightful phrase! First, she ponders the concept of nostalgia, citing Dr. Desikides, a researcher who has made the study of...

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Purpose is not a luxury.

Someone recently told me he would love to consider his purpose, once he was a little older and well established. Then, a young woman suggested that she was too busy making ends meet, to think about trying to live with intention. I understand how stressed many of us...

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Find your perfect video conference spot.

Today’s my last day conferencing from our library. The packers have come, and the house will soon be empty as we prepare to move. I’ll miss this spot. I wrote my book, The Spare Room, standing right here. My favorite reading behind me, a stunning view of lake and...

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What Noble Purpose do you serve?

It may not feel like you have one... you may not even feel like you can articulate why you feel you’re here on earth. Yet, regardless of where we are or what we do for a living, each of us serves a noble purpose. Are you “just a music teacher”...  OR are you...

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Did you do Your Very Best?

I just submitted the first draft of my manuscript to my publisher. And even knowing there would be significant edits coming, still, I asked myself this question.  My daughter proudly announced that she finished her Chinese homework two days early. I praised her, then...

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