Crying over Fried Chicken {and other related thoughts}

As much as I want to deny this, I feel the enormity of this very human need to leave a “legacy”. I often look at my life and wonder what legacy am I leaving if there is no child that shares my family name, parented by Randy and me.

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Remembering Ron Anderson

*This is the eulogy I gave at Ron’s memorial service last August.* My beginning of Ron, 18 years ago, is really no different than any other Academy Students beginning with Ron. I was 10 years old. I was standing in the lobby. I was feeling awfully alone and inadequate because EVERYONE else had a gray…

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Plans are Overrated

First printed in the last edition of her Magazine, a publication of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. My day rarely goes as planned. My weekly and monthly calendar feel like mere suggestions. I feel busy, sometime without purpose. I go from meeting to meeting, I answer the phone, emails, and shouts from down the hall. At the…

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Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

**First published in her Magazine** Eliza Mason Morrill is the quintessential “girl next door.” Walk into her house on any given day of the week and you’ll be greeted with a smile and a “Heeeeeyyy!” She’ll offer you something to drink and apologize for her house being what she calls “dirty”. But this mom of…

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Strong-Willed Women

*First published in the May edition of her Magazine* __________________________________________________ I think all women are strong-willed. In our own unique way, in our own temperaments, with our own personalities, we all have strong wills. We live it every day. We are single, we are married, we are divorced, and we are all finding our way.…

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Remembering what Matters-Crosspost from GeorgiaPol.Com

**Yesterday afternoon, Jon Richards, the editor of GeorgiaPol.com (among other things) died after a short battle with cancer. You can read more about him here and here and here.** I didn’t know Jon Richards as well as others here. But I do know people who cared deeply for him. And I care deeply for them. Death is…

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