5 Ways Words Say “I Care”

Words get a bad rap when it comes to showing people we care. The common mantra, “Don’t tell me you love me, show me!” encapsulates the idea that actions speak louder than words. In many cases, it’s true. If actions and words don’t line up, we generally trust a person’s actions. That’s not to say […] Read more

A Way with Words

I would like to say that an NPR program called to interview me because I had just received the Nobel Prize for Literature, but that would be only half true. An NPR program did call to interview me, but actually, that’s only half true, too.  An NPR program called, but only because I called them […] Read more

Second Breath

Yesterday, I woke up feeling the inside of my lip with my tongue. I had bitten the area while eating steak with my parents on Sunday, but yesterday, I realized that I actually have a cold sore there. I examined it in the mirror, determined there was nothing more I could do about it, and […] Read more

Witless Banter

It’s just a regular Wednesday morning, and I’m hurriedly completing a few month end reports when my phone rings. It’s our CFO. Anytime I run into him, I know I’m in for a laugh. “So, here’s the deal, Char; my column had babies,” Phil tells me, apparently setting up a joke. “What?” I ask, confused. […] Read more