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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Semper Gumby (Always Flexible) It's our family motto.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Excuse me."; I say it all the time, either because I want a child to re-think a recent decision, or because I have tripped.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Loyalty, kindness & honesty
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to meet Hatshepsut. She was one of the first women Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. She ruled for years, but the generations that came after her tried to erase her from history. They failed because her most trusted friends hid the story of her life in her tomb.
I would ask her how it felt to know, or at least suspect, that however hard she worked, others would try to destroy her legacy. I would want to talk to her about balancing duty to those who count on you, with personal hopes and dreams. I would also like to know how the ancients really did build all those pyramids?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Richard III from the Shakespearen play of the same name. He's just evil. How many villains can propose to the widow of a man he killed. That's evil.
September 29, 2010Nashville has been ravaged by flood. The rallying cry has been three simple words.
We are Nashville.
Five months after the flood, more than half of the homes affected are filled with families again. Because we are Nashville, we help each other out.
Kingston Springs Elementary School was closed in May after it was flooded with more than six feet of water. After three months of hard work and donations of individuals and companies like Simon and Schuster, the school opened on time, welcoming children with a clean safe building and new books.
We are Nashville.
Lighthouse Christian School saw one of its buildings float... see more
November 01, 2009Let me just start by saying, I am not a blogger. I just live with the very realistic belief that no one is particularly interested in my life.
But, having said that, in the spirit of Halloween, I will share my one and only Ghost Hunt.
I went to college in the middle of nowhere in Tennessee. And when I say the middle, I mean Murfreesboro is the exact geographic center of nowhere. We had the obelisk to prove it! (We also had some weird cult from California who said that it was the geographic center of the Universe, but that's another story.)
Anyway, one Halloween night a group of about six of us dressed up... see more