inspiration

What does McFly know?

Did you know today is Back to the Future Day? You know, in the movie “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly travels to October 21, 2015, to save his children, yet to be born in “Back to the Future’s” 1985. In the movie, they had a vision of a year that was still more [...]

Wrong Body Type

Growing up a dancer, as a student of ballet, tap, and jazz, dancing is in my blood. So when it came to working out in my 20s I gravitated to Jazzercise. I loved it and I got the tshirt(s)! When I heard that there would be instructor auditions I thought, why not give it a try. I mean I’m there [...]

10 Things I’ve Learned By 45

Every year my birthday comes at the same time of year, that’s no surprise. But every year I seem to sing the blues because no one can attend my birthday celebration due to holiday commitments. So this year, I decided that I would follow through with planning a half birthday celebration. In [...]

Keep Showing Up

My favorite fountain. Three years ago if you would have asked me what I thought about human trafficking, I would have told you that it involved refugees being sold into labor and was a third world problem. I didn’t think people were sold against their will for labor or for sex here in Texas [...]

Food Memories Take Me Back

We all have food memories, some good and some not so good. The taste, smell, and texture of food can bring back memories not just of eating food itself but also of place and setting. Recently I made a 3-layer strawberry cake. It’s perfect for summer time. The taste of it brought back memories [...]

Reconnecting. Sweet Friendship.

It had been two years since we last saw each other. Through the years, we would meet in passing at a restaurant. We had worked together through our involvement in a non-profit. I’ve always admired her; her poise, her strength, her beauty, her knowledge, her conviction. You know those times [...]