A Little Nicer to Myself

A Little Nicer to Myself Sometimes you just need a gentle reminder. I am a really nice person. I suppose saying that about one’s self does not seem so “nice” if we are practicing what my Southern Granny would have called “Proper Manners.” But at the risk of sounding ill-mannered, I will...

Are Big Fat Checkmarks Getting in Your Way?

In second grade I decided I would become an author. My plan was to write funny children’s books like Judy Blume’s “Super Fudge”– a definite fan favorite in 1982. My teacher, Mrs. Fossett, gave our class a weekly assignment to write a short story using our ten...