What ‘tude? Gratitude.

In line with an interesting conversation I had with a pair of lovely friends last night, I decided that every Friday is now Gratitude Friday. Why, exactly? I tend to be a Negative Nancy. It's really Negative Ninja Nancy, because when I'm being so-called positive, I'm quietly, methodically sneaking in complaints like nobody's business. (I …

Dignity.

Little one, you won't find dignity in the App Store of your latest iPhone, and it's not discoverable in those awful videos with those sad girls who writhe around on the hoods of those expensive cars. Dignity is in the quiet clench of your strong jaw when you are studying. So study. Dignity is in …

from the start.

I've always been different.I entered the world quietly. No crying or whimpering. As a result, the doctor gently swatted me on the bottom. My mother said I turned my brand new head toward the doctor and seemed to gaze at him with disdain. Like, did you just SWAT me, fool? I then responded to the swat with a slight whimper. …