A Disturbing Trend

I don’t remember how old I was the first time someone in a store called me ma’am. I do know that I was young enough to be horrified as I didn’t feel anywhere near old enough to be deserving of that moniker. Funny, isn’t it, how we can’t wait to get older and then at […]

Miss Manners

When I was a little girl my parents and teachers drilled the importance of good manners into me, as did the parents and teachers  of many, if not most, children in those days. It was a given that I would say “please”, “thank you”, and “you’re welcome”; I was expected to be respectful to my elders and […]

Taking Time For One’s Self

For the past few years I’ve worked a flex schedule that allows me to take every second Friday off. I hold those days sacred, “protect the flex” becomes my mantra when I look around at the work on my plate and wonder if I can afford a day away from the office. I know, having […]