Cucumber Gap in the snow

Cucumber Gap in the snow

This week has been a beast, with too much going on internally and externally.  After two straight days of hours of sitting, due to a four-hour drive to Charlotte on Thursday, an all-day meeting including a working lunch on Friday and four+-hour drive back Friday...

More power to you

After last week’s fit of doldrums (which you may have read about via the post, but fortunately weren’t also subjected to the novel-length emails I wrote my family last week), my sister the counselor-in-training gave me some good advice. She said I’m...

The doldrums

I don’t know why I have to But this man must move on I loved my time here Didn’t know till I was gone November shadows, shade November change November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains It’s not even winter and I’m in a funk. A...

A philosophical question

Is it more valuable to work on your weaknesses or your strengths? I generally think it’s better to focus on your strengths and amplify them, and work around your weaknesses. But then I get into modes sometimes where I feel like I need to conquer, or at least...
Fall, sweet fall and other musings

Fall, sweet fall and other musings

People say fall is the prettiest on the east coast, but how could it be prettier than east Tennessee? Here’s the view out my dining room window this morning (as I sit here and struggle to make Derek’s laptop PC laptop do what I need it to do after months...