Tooting Our Own Horns, in 6 Words

Sometimes, you just have to represent. Yourself, that is. None of this ‘aw shucks’ stuff. No, “no one reads my blog. I just mess around with words” business. It’s not usual fare for a blogger to boast (or is it?), so this month’s challenge proved … challenging to most. I compile a post called 6…

On the Road Again: This Time at The Life Enthusiast Chronicles

Me, now? You sure, Britt? That’s what I thought when Britt Skrabanek asked me to contribute to her series The Life Enthusiast Chronicles on her blog. It’s a collection of life-loving, inspiring people who see the world in a 64-count box of colors. The box with the built-in crayon sharpener, even. I felt I could…

Our Requests for Kindness, in 6 Words

We’re in the midst of kindness right now. For humankind, at least. And at least for a week. You might have seen the hashtag #bk2hk on social media. There’s a specific kindness for each of seven days, from courteous driving to sacrifice of personal wants for others to Forgive Your Foe Friday. [Learn all about…

What We’d Say Without Fear, in 6 Words

Forty times. That’s how many times John Mayer says “say what you need to say” in the song Say What you Need to Say. (Elise and I counted on our drive home from Mars Hill and Lees-McRae for college visits.) It’s good to speak your mind. So good, in fact, that a handful of bloggers,…

How We’d Change Our Stars, in 6 Words

Changing your stars is kind of a big deal. It’s like in Scrabble, when you’re saddled with Z, D, D, Y, R, R, L. You cash in your chips for a new set. Surrender up what you have, and trust that whatever you pull out of the bag is to be than what you had….

Something Shocking for Lightning Day, in 6 Words

We’ve all done something in our youth that might have wiped us off the face of the earth. Or is that just me? Only I wasn’t that young. I was in my 30s. It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was. I worked as a copy editor at the Greensboro (N.C.) News…

A Typical Day in the Life of a Parent, in 6 Words

Routine? Yeah right. We parents know the drill: Every day is a circus. Every day is a carnival. Every day is a prison break wrapped in a mutiny dipped in dirty socks, cracker crumbs and lost homework. Welcome to parenthood. Everyone’s flavor is a little different, the smells wafting from the kitchen aren’t the same,…