Effort can't be measured, but results can.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of judging a high school speech competition. Holy flashbacks, Batman. (That is me in center - the girl in the white shirt on the left.) It was wonderful seeing the competitors arrive, full of energy and excitement. As we walked to the judges' room, my heart… Continue reading Living Flashback
All through high school I participated on the speech and debate team. It was in my sophomore year that Hillary and I decided to be team debate partners. A couple of the more experienced team members helped us get ready and created the debate case for us to defend at competitions. Without their help, we… Continue reading Debating
I have incredibly fond memories of my dad's dad. Upon first meeting him, many simply saw a grumpy old man. What I learned was that he was a man who loved to argue and was desperately in search of someone who would engage with him. I figured all of this out when I was in… Continue reading Fond Memories
Today is the birthday of one of my dear friends. I have known her for 26 years, well over half my lifetime. I’ve mentioned her before (She is the one who so graciously provides me with gardening space!), but now I have permission to give her a name and a face. Hillary and I met… Continue reading Friendly Birthday Wishes