A Year without My Aunt Bert

It was Sunday, May 14, 2017. It was Mother’s Day. I went over to spend the night with my Aunt Bert. She had been diagnosed with a rare cancer. We talked, laughed, and watched TV together. I spent the night by her side, just waiting to see if she needed me. We got up...

Are you in a bad mood? Or is it a moment?

When I was emailing with one of my colleagues one Monday morning, I could tell she was not having a good morning. Eventually, I just picked up the phone to call her and discuss what we were emailing about. Before we hung up, I put a smile in my voice and said:“have a...

The Philadelphia Phillies – Our Teachers

I keep hearing people talk about how surprised they are that the Phillies are enjoyable to watch this year. They are surprised that the team is actually good. I don’t get it. Why is everyone SO surprised? Okay, before all the sports pros jump on me, roll their...

I feel for Chip Kelly

GIVE ME AN E-M-O-T-I-O-N Emotion was the word of the day on Monday morning. I was listening to Philadelphia’s 94WIP sports-talk radio while driving to work. There were plenty of complaints about the lack of emotion coming from coach Chip Kelly after another...