#FridayReads – Make Trouble by John Waters

So I’m not gonna lie…I picked up this book because it was pink and black…my favorite colors together on the planet. Say it…I’m shallow. (I already know…) I told you in previous #FridayReads posts I have really been into commencement speeches lately and this 70-page book is a revisit of John Waters’ address to the…

#FridayReads – This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

I’ve been going through some things in my personal life that are really hard. Like anyone, I have good days and bad days. This week, I had a really good day. My mentor, Robert Brumby, had mailed a package to me and when I opened it, this 137-page book fell out. Now, it’s a small…

#FridayReads – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

It’s been a while, my friends. I have read books but failed to share book reviews, but this one….this one was too good to not share with all of you. I got to the end of the book and thought, “I’m jonesing for some more Shonda!” Yes, it was THAT good! What else you got? …

The longevity epidemic

In 1977, my mother died of lung cancer. She was 39. I was 6. It was devastating to our family. We were already a two-income family in the seventies (a precursor to the norm found in the 80s and beyond). It was financially overwhelming to our family as my dad busted his ass to keep…

A new year, a new focus

A new year is here. I don’t know about you, but my 2017 started off with a big ol’ flat tire, however, I didn’t let it get me down! (Pun intended!) As the Lexus was towed away to the shop to have the tire patched, I had time to reflect and share what the new year…