Adapted and updated: In 2011, my husband and I made an incredible drive up the coast of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a side trip to Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco and Muir Woods. We enjoyed breathtaking vistas of rugged coastline and walked a trail gazing up at immense […]
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Thanks to a recommendation from my highschool friend Becky Rusell, I recently finished reading Kate Bowler’s remarkable and moving book Everything Happens For A Reason: and other lies I’ve loved. (Amazon link) When Kate Bowler was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer, she was 35, happily married, and had a newborn son named Zach. She was […]
In the midst of your family celebrations, your Memorial Day sales, and your day off from work, don’t forget them…the men and women whose ultimate sacrifice secured the freedom to enjoy all the rest of this country’s blessings. And if someone gives you a Buddy Poppy, here’s the reason: Here’s an excerpt from my Compass […]
Discover the impact and joy of personal, handwritten notes and letters
John Hancock remembered John Hancock, one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, is known primarily for his fancy signature on the document. National Handwriting Day is celebrated each year on January 23, Hancock’s birthday. The day was founded in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to celebrate the pleasure and […]
I thought so. So do I. And there’s no better place to start than right where we are. Today. Now. Let’s accept the challenge of a young woman in Ireland, Virginia Salas Kastilio, to take just a small step to create a kinder day for someone else and add a bit more happiness to the world. [Her […]
NOTE: This article originally appeared on my Facebook Group page: “Revive the Art of Personal Note Writing!” There are many times when etiquette and custom and sentimentality call for a handwritten note if at all possible. There is something so much more personal…more intimate…more special about going to the trouble to write something by hand, […]