Buckle Up. It’s Bound to Get Bumpy

When I was a little girl, my dad flew a small plane. A Beechcraft Bonanza V-tail, to be exact. Family trips were often taken in N2744V. I can still hear my dad’s voice repeating that call sign every time he radioed a control tower. By the time I left home for college, I’d spent countless … [Read more…]

A Word About Words

I’ve been thinking a lot about words lately. Maybe it’s because we’re in an election season and social media has erupted in a volley of venomous posts. Maybe it’s because I was asked to speak at a women’s gathering recently and a friend challenged me to “bring a message of hope and promise.” Maybe it’s … [Read more…]

The Problem with Pain

Ever since Adam and Eve took a bite out of the forbidden fruit, pain has been a part of life. It’s unavoidable. If you’re alive, you must deal with pain in varying degrees of intensity. And let’s face it. Pain can be a problem. The problem with pain is that the source is not always … [Read more…]

Call. Don’t Fall.

Bright yellow signs hung throughout the hospital. They were everywhere. In the elevators. Bathrooms. Cafeteria. Patients’ rooms. In the hallways. No matter where I stood, at least one yellow triangle was visible. Never has a message been so urgent and clear. I was, after all, in a surgical hospital. CALL. DON’T FALL. Patients with new … [Read more…]