Still Life Lemons

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s what they say, but what if you don’t like lemonade? And even if you did, maybe it turns out that when life handed you these damn lemons, it also took with it the sweetener. Lemonade made without sugar makes your mouth hurt and makes your eyes water.…

As if…

Often in the last two years, someone will say something about a person dying or something related to an untimely death and then stop suddenly and apologize for saying THAT THING. It happened the day before yesterday and again yesterday. I think people apologize because they believe they might have triggered memories by using the…

The pre-service tip. Thoughts.

Ack. I’m feeling a little salty. Maybe you guys can help me. There’s this newish thing, and I just don’t get it. You may have had this experience, if not, imagine with me: You go into a fast food restaurant, and after standing in line behind a couple families, you make your way to the…

Do what you love and you’ll never have to work?

I write math formulas, grammar tips, Bible verses, and advice in the form of inspirational quotes on our bathroom mirror. I don’t have a ton of inspirational quotes memorized, so I’m always on the lookout for those.  One of the most common quotes I run across is “Do what you love.” Every time I see…