The harsh truth about tragedy. #nofilter

The harsh truth about tragedy. #nofilter

Tragedy is like cancer.
You don’t truly feel it unless it’s you or your family (which includes close friends).
I’m not saying we have no feelings.
I’m not saying we don’t have empathy.

I say and have said, 
Empathy is what makes us human, action is what makes us warriors.

#WomenBoycottTwitter - Affecting Change

I’m a marketer, social media is part of my job, part of what I strategize. As a social experiment, I wonder what this does, this day Friday, Oct 13th of #WomenBoycottTwitter, this protest, this by being silent protesting being silenced. How does this affect change?

At any age, paint it pink.

At any age, paint it pink.

Frank Lloyd Wright was 91 when he finished his work on the Guggenheim Museum.

Age is relative. Age is how you feel. Age doesn’t matter in most cases.

And as I spend more time with my parents in their 70’s, I marvel at them.

Routine.

Routine.

Routine.

Sometimes thought of as the mundane, the ordinary. Repita, por favor.

To learn The Hustle, yes the dance, it’s not one and done. As a kid at the YMCA in Anderson, Indiana I watched my parents glide across the dance floor with the other adults for dance class. Disco fabulous. I learned a version of it along with them on the sidelines, finger pointing in the air, channeling my inner Travolta.

The Magic of Yard Art.

The Magic of Yard Art.

The grape girl and I have been together for a long while. She’s stood in many a yard watching over us. She was a gift to me from Jim. Perfect for wine country.

I’ve always loved her. And all the gnomes, fairies, angels, whirligigs, reflectors and chimes we’ve had over the years.

Home.

Home.

Shelter.

From the storms of this roller coaster of life.

Real storms, both physical and emotional they swoop up and carry you, your

Loved ones, and the things you hold dear away.

Most storms can be weathered but they test you. They bring out the best and sometimes the worst in people. But they still come for everyone, whether you are ready or not.