The Best-Laid Plans

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The best-laid plans of women, writers, and lawyers often go awry.

~ Robert Burns

Okay, that’s not exactly what he said, but you get the idea.

This week, I had the opportunity to see this delightful principle in action. Continue reading

2019: A Year of Intentional Living

No two ways about it: 2018 has not been an easy year.

I say this as an individual and as a member of various groups. As a woman. A lawyer. A writer. A citizen. A Christian.

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Time Flies

The end of the year is upon us.

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Damned if I know how it happened this fast.

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What a Difference a Year Makes

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The past twelve months have been a roller-coaster for practically everybody I know. Maybe this is true of every year, but for me, 2018 (including the tail end of 2017) has included more dramatic shifts than usual. Continue reading

Persistence

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Everybody tells you that success requires persistence, lots of trying and failing and trying again. Of course, those people have usually already succeeded. Continue reading

On Veterans Day, Another List

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Last time, I wrote about lists. This time, on the day when we honor all who are serving or have served, whether active duty, discharged, retired, lost, in reserves, or supporting service people (such as those amazing military families), here’s a different list. Continue reading

Lists

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My wise friend, Dacia Ball, recently gave a talk to a women’s breakfast in which she discussed, among other things, lists. Since I am a huge fan of lists, her remarks resonated with me.

I adore lists. They’re so concrete, an irrevocable record of intent: I’ll get to it, it’s on my list. Putting an item on the list ensures that it will not be forgotten or overlooked. On the list, it’s real. It has value, a place in my schedule.

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