Deep Empathy for Non-Profits and Development Directors

I've e-mailed all my friends.I've Tweeted all I know to Tweet.I've posted on my Facebook feed ad nauseum.I have $655 to raise and 3.5 days to do it.I finally, probably, very-close-to-almost understand what raising money feels like. And, I'll be so glad to feel something different…SOON....more

The Escapades of Amateurs Managing a PR Campaign

Using my lunch hour efficiently, this Thursday I managed to get to the KSBI-52 studio, complete a short interview, and get back to the precepting room at work with a little time to spare. But not without sweating a few bullets....more

"Every Point on the Map" or… Why My Heart is Fluttering

Have you ever had an idea spark at some point in your brain, move from the incubation stages slowly and deliberately, then continuously remerge in your consciousness until it demands to be reckoned with?...more
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it's the little things

       As I sit down to write another blog post, my thoughts are again with those in the news....more

BlogHer

Hi Everyone!I finally figured out how to register my blog on BlogHer and I couldn't be more excited to join this fantastic community :)...more
@Denise hey Denise thanks for commenting :) Yeah, it was beautiful :)more

Blown Away: How Can Feminism Help In A Tragedy Like Moore, OK?

 'Pink giving' is intelligent, managed, targeted, leveraged and, because of this, effective. ...more

My Day With Johnny Depp

I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you are on it.  ~Johnny DeppThere are times in our lives when an opportunity presents its self and for some reason, despite the screams from your inner self, you just cannot convince yourself to ignore it.  Sometimes, these opportunities end up turning into complete disappointments.  Other times, these opportunities turn into something that you had never believed could happen to you.  Luckily for me, I was able to experience the latter....more

A College Timeline for Neurotic Parents to Guarantee Acceptance

April is prime time for college neurosis. Seniors try to get off wait-lists while juniors are preparing to receive scores for the ACTs they bombed. But if your child is under ten, or better yet, still in utero, you can alleviate a lot of stress by adhering to this handy timeline: ONE MONTH BEFORE BIRTH -- Travel to Dhaka, so your baby will qualify for Bangladeshi citizenship....more
@nanettefondas What did you think?more

Five Minutes on "Oklahoma LIVE," My First TV Appearance

 Well, if I was ever going to be on TV then a good place to start was exactly how I began today. I spent about 5-7 minutes with Lyn Hester on "Oklahoma LIVE," a daily live show that highlights events and points of interest around the state....more
@elaineR.N. Thank you Elaine. It's a bit hard to watch yourself, but the experience was a ...more

SATURDAY NIGHT TALENT SHOW

 The Professor, who is not a performer by nature, came up with the idea on Saturday afternoon of having a family talent show that night.  The performers would be The Professor, Foghorn, and The Warden, with The Vulcan acting as M.C. (presumably because he has no visible talent).  The Inmates disappeared down the basement stairs to practice and I tried to think of an appropriate act I could put on.     ...more
I would have liked to be in the audience for that show, I think. more