God Willin’ and the Crick Don’t Rise: Grit

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are a few reasons to attend carefully to the outdoors, but here’s the biggest one: grit, resilience, and critical thinking are all essential to anyone wanting to learn or do anything. Just ask anyone in education or business.

Afraidy Katy

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Emma, I started dating the most amazing woman a few months ago.  It’s going so well that I feel she’s going to ask me to marry her soon. The problem is that I’m too embarrassed to tell her that my credit is in the toilet. We’re both professional, successful women, but [...]

Running On Empty

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , |

Dear Emma, What would you do? I have a dear friend, in crisis. I told her that she could call me anytime she needed to talk or to cry on my shoulder. The problem is that she has loads of free time whereas I have a husband, four children, a full-time job and [...]

Let Children Go

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our children didn't follow a traditional straight line, and they still don't. In their current lives as fathers, they eschew much of cultural dogma, and stand their ground with definite ideas and principles. We didn't trace a straight line for them, so we couldn't expect them to follow one. Yes, it is hard to leave them be when they face the adult world threshold after high school. One has to let go, take a leap of faith, trust that you have done your best, and hope they figure it out successfully their own.

Choosing To Be Single & Happy

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

I could have been highly offended, and justifiably so. Instead, I made a conscious decision not to be. His words, although definitely not seasoned with salt, summed up for me in a nutshell the shared plight of many women over 40. This particularly applies to those of us who, either by choice or by circumstance, remain single. Fostered by a youth-enamored society, the assumption is that rather than being in any way enhanced by age, women are tarnished by it.

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Hair of the Dog

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , |

I confess I knew Maggie shed before we were married. But, I have OCD and had no idea that I would have large, disgusting clumps of dog hair all over my house. It just so much hair. I vacuum every day and each time the hair fills the bag.

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