You are the hero of your own story

Are you living authentically? Someday, someone will reflect on that question. However, since the person will be speaking at your funeral, you won’t be there. We often wait until someone dies before we tell them how much they have meant to us. The word eulogy derives from Greek and means praise, although people generally associate…

Everyone has a story

Everyone has words of wisdom to share, if you ask the right questions or take time to listen. In talking with one of my neighbors, I discovered that she and her husband were childhood sweethearts. When Diane was a 14-year-old junior high student, she met the boy who lived three doors down. He was a…

Praying for Serenity

  Some things we can influence. Put your time and energy into these. Face forward instead of looking back. What are some actions a citizen might take? What actions are YOU willing to take regularly? What issue are you most passionate about? Do those actions/issues bring you into community with other like-minded people? Use the wisdom…

Words to the Why’s

Jane and I began posting to IndexCardCure (ICC) in 2014. We don’t do it for the money (none earned) or to have essay go viral (we may need some cute kitten videos for that). But it is nice to have readers. According to the stats WordPress keeps on this site, I’ve published 142 essays and…

Some Assembly Required

There’s the kind of assembly that goes along with putting together equipment, like the water table that we sent to our granddaughter for her third birthday. And then there’s the type of assembly that means gathering for a common purpose. When I spent the summer in Cambridge, it was for the designated aim of increasing knowledge. But, as Ralph…