story sand rocks jar

A story about priorities. The title to this post is exactly what I searched online for a little story I’ve been thinking about recently. It was told to me by Joan Barrett the General Manager of our TV station. It’s a story I’ve passed along before and want to do again. A high school science teacher…

Lessons Learned

Today I learned a small, yet still important lesson. The best thing about having a birthday is thinking selfishly. Not that I’m not already selfish to some degree on any given day, but a birthday is a chance to stop and ask: What do I want today? What is something I can enjoy on this one day,…

I knew her when…

I worked with a young and ambitious news producer several years ago at the TV station. Then one day she moved to New York with her new husband and got job working at MSNBC on the Rachel Maddow show. I don’t know if she ever thought she’d be put on TV… but boy, I think…

Bleeding for my Birthday!

Giving blood wasn’t the first way I thought I’d spend my birthday.  But a series of scheduling issues has put my next trip to the Red Cross smack-dab on my birthday. And now I think that’s actually pretty cool. I’m way overdue in my blood-letting. I used to be pretty regular it, but then it seemed a series of unfortunate events…