Lincoln was a Failure, But Still Changed the World

** This is a reposting of a story I wrote many years ago.  But today, on Presidents Day, I thought a little encouragement from one of our Presidential greats, Abraham Lincoln, could brighten your day.** This morning, as I gaze out my window onto an unusually foggy day, I’m somehow reminded of the great failureContinue reading “Lincoln was a Failure, But Still Changed the World”

An Open Letter to my old friend, Sleep

Early Morning Poll: Insomnia

My Dad and I are super-close because I have always had problems with insomnia.  He has always been a night owl and was always the one I would talk to, since he was always working late at his home-based publishing company. So I know what you’re going through if you’re reading this at 3 inContinue reading “Early Morning Poll: Insomnia”

One of my favorite KABC stories – printed in the Los Angeles Times

After hearing reports of the deputy’s actions on television, however, neighbors told KABC reporter Karen Carlson that the deputy was making it all up.

Sheriff’s officials would not say exactly what prompted them to launch an investigation. But KABC News Director Cheryl Fair said Carlson became suspicious about the differing versions of the rescue and called the Sheriff’s Department the day after the fire to ask more questions about Martinez’s account.

CHOPPED SALAD!! A lesson in horrible customer service.

CHOPPED SALAD!! I often like to blog when I find funny circumstances in public places.  Take for example, my lunch today. There were four of us at a popular downtown restaurant.  The three women ordered salads.  We were deep in conversation about ways to help with a charity we’re working on when a waitress cameContinue reading “CHOPPED SALAD!! A lesson in horrible customer service.”