Category Archives: Inspiration

It’s raining today, but tomorrow…

There’s something to be said about life in “paradise”… “Be careful what you wish for.” We made the transition from many, many years in Massachusetts, with a brief respite in Hawaii, to Florida hell-bent on getting away from frigid winters … Continue reading

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Friends Helping Friends

Over the past few days, I’ve had conversations with various people about everything ranging from “What should I do?” to “Where should I go?” to “Is it really worth it?”. I think we managed to get to a final conclusion/decision in … Continue reading

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“Ch…ch…changes”

We’re closing in on the third anniversary of the signing and handshake that finalized our “Where do we retire?” planning and landed us here in Riverview, Florida. For anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to my places-lived record … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration by Inspiring Others

I had a major epiphany this morning while chatting with a recent University of Tampa graduate/absolute rising PR rockstar. I’ve recruited her to serve as co-chair of the PRSA Tampa Bay “New Professionals” committee, and I was talking with her … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

No surprise here…I have NO idea what the future holds for any of us. The optimist in me says “Hang in there. Things WILL get better.” The world has been through other, at the time equally daunting, challenges and somehow … Continue reading

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Paying It Back…and Forward!

Let’s face it. We don’t…not a single one of us does…get where we are in life without the encouragement and help of others. If you look back on it, there has been someone who you have turned to at some … Continue reading

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Get A Grip

The past year has been, to put it politely, a royal pain in the @$$. Seems like for every reasonably good thing that happened at least two not-so-good things stuck their snouts into my business. Nothing cataclysmic, mind you. Just … Continue reading

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You Can DO This!

I had a moment of “Wow, they really get it!” excitement the other day in my “Introduction to Public Relations” class at The University of Tampa. We had had a guest speaker talking about her current, very cool job and … Continue reading

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Frustration…It Happens

It’s easy to say to someone, “Be patient. Things will get better.” It’s a whole ‘nother thing when you, yourself, are faced with a situation…or a series of situations…where things just don’t go “right.” The people you’re dealing with seem … Continue reading

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I Absolutely LOVE Learning!

This “revelation” comes as no surprise to any of you who have subjected yourselves to my musings over the years. Learning, to me, is a passion. Whether it be, as a toddler, sticking a metal nail file into a wall … Continue reading

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