Cozumel: Small Things Offer Big Rewards

Like many islands around the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, Cozumel doesn’t take up much room the atlas. Though it’s about one-sixth the size of Rhode Island, size doesn’t really matter here. This island is rich with remarkable reef ecosystems, incredible...

My “Anti-Resolution” Post

The following post is an entry from my journal last year. I posted it on Facebook and didn’t think much about it. A friend told me that a mutual friend of ours saw it, and read it to their Bible study group. She shared that they were blessed by it. During a long...

Bad Report Card? Don’t Freak Out – Here’s Why!

I recently wrote a submission article for a freelance job opening for an educational web site. I thought it might be worth posting here. I haven’t heard back about the job. However, there were over 200 applicants, so it might take them some time to go through...

Dear Daughter: A Letter to My 13-Year-Old

My original intent was to post these thoughts on my daughter’s actual birthday (three days ago). However, what with middle school rock spray painting to accomplish, birthday party planning and an impromptu emergency room visit (another blog post, believe me)...

Talking to My Second-Grade Self

  I was an awkward kid. I was hyper, and liked to talk a lot. I also operated under the assumption that everyone was just a friend I hadn’t met yet, so if you made eye contact – you were fair game. One summer, when I was in second grade, my parents enrolled my...

Join Me in Going UnWired!

I’m easily distracted. The book If You Give a Pig a Pancake could have been written based on real live events in my own world. Needless to say, the emergence of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. have added a whole new series of rabbit trails for me on which to wander...