Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Jesus Christ has made possible all the highs and made bearable all the lows of my life. I am forever indebted to Him. I hope my life reflects at least a tiny particle of His goodness as I try to follow His example.
Justin – Cait’s fiancé and my son. I know she has already made him very happy, I hope he will always take good care of her. He will be a good husband if he follows the example of his own Dad.
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans – most any flavor except coffee or chocolate
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Ice – the kind you put in drinks to make them cold, not the kind you find on the streets and sidewalks during the winter. It’s Ironic that this was on my list today, as I woke up to find snow falling - I hate winter ice!
Ice Cream – preferably with chocolate and/or nuts.
Islands – visited a couple, anxious to enjoy more (especially now as winter is knocking on the door!)
Monday, November 8, 2010
My Heart has served me well these last 52 years, asking little in return. Hopefully it will continue to beat without me even having to think about it for many, many more years.
A Handsome Husband – that would be spelled D.A.V.E. Looking more and more distinguished with every passing year. Speaking of passing years - Happy Birthday (today) to my Dave.
Hair – I should stop complaining about my hair, for I’m sure I look much better with what I have than I would without!
Heros – the everyday variety, you know the unsung ones. I’m thinking specifically of my children who have each worn the SuperHero patch quietly on their chests at one or more times in their lives.
My Home. It’s not huge and it’s not fancy, but it truly is one of my most favorite places to be!
And last, but certainly not least,
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Recently a friend posed the question, “What defines a lovely character?” In my pondering I started googling and found the following on appleseeds.org:
The world needs men and women. . .
who cannot be bought;
whose word is their bond;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a strong will;
who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take risks;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be as honest in small affairs as in greater;
who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it;"
who are true to their friends through good and bad,
in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning,
and hardheadedness are the best qualities
for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth
when it is unpopular;
who can say "no" with emphasis, although all the rest
of the world says "yes." Unknown
Sounds like a good measuring stick of character to me, the Mama B.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
or lines found painted in the streets.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I have spent many hours this week interviewing potential candidates as we seek to fill a drama/musical theater teaching position at our school.
One constant theme kept coming to mind as I visited with each of these candidates - You may have a passion for something and you may have talent, but that doesn't guarantee you can make a career out of it.
Each of our candidates had a college degree. Several had advanced degrees. One candidate had a plethora of degrees as a result of his fascination with education! Everyone of them had experience in some aspect of theatre (acting, tech, film, dance, radio, etc...).
Most of them had degrees and experiences that were too narrowly focused, especially in a tight economy.
Your degree and experience must have enough breadth and depth to "fit" a number of opportunities. Becoming an expert in one tiny area may indicate you are well educated, but are you easily employable? On the other hand, collecting degrees like someone collects postage stamps is not a good idea either.
Striking the balance of combining what you love doing and are good at with a degree you can actually get work with is an important part of deciding upon a major. And combining your undergraduate degree with an MBA would definitely not hurt your future options.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
- bad things happen to good people
- good people do bad things
- people do stupid things without getting caught
- most people get "caught" when they choose to do stupid things
- you can play with "fire"
- the "fire" wins
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
For the time being I will keep this blog open and public (I don't think anyone reads these things anyway!). I feel the need to write to my children; however,if someone else can glean something from the things I share, great! Eventually, all of this wisdom will be bound into a book and cherished for generations - I'm sure of it! So, with that introduction - let's let the fun begin!