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Rebuilding Life at a Polepole Pace

While out to breakfast yesterday, I unexpectedly learned a new word, “polepole.”  Though not exactly sure how to spell it, pole pole or pole-pole is Swahili and means “slowly, gently, softly, quietly, be calm, take it quietly, don’t excite yourself, take it easy.”  It is a term my husband has acquired for his upcoming Mt. […]

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So this year just happened…I became a grandmother…my dad passed away…I was a keynote speaker in Taiwan at a STEM […]

Mixed Blessings


Since my last post in July the time has been filled with mixed blessings. Incredible highs and unbearable lows. Let’s […]

Pushing Beyond

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We all have limits. It’s moving beyond them that calls into question our character, inner drive and sensibilities. I can […]

On Reaching Goals


I get giddy when I reach a goal. And then I am rudderless without another one. Goals motivate me, stretch […]

Using Your Voice

Not going to be silent

Hundreds of thousands of us marched in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. I was one of those in […]

Something to Look Forward to

We all need something to look forward to. Note: my high school grammar teacher, Mrs. Scully would be shaking her […]