Life as a Miracle: ASHA Licensing Exam

Life as a Miracle: ASHA Licensing Exam

I let my California speech-language pathology license lapse. I am a practicing SLP no more. I retain my lifetime credential to work in the public schools. Any state. I am ASHA-certified, a coveted process that proclaimed to be prohibitively difficult, but a cinch for...
Word Climbing: is it better than dumbing words down?

Word Climbing: is it better than dumbing words down?

Do you recall a requisite of fourth grade English, the one to build a list of dead words to never use? My teacher, Mrs. Johnson, a svelte, distinguished woman who always wore black, instilled the notion in me. Very posh for small town Indiana, she was the wife of the...
Self Love: Mind the Gap

Self Love: Mind the Gap

If I asked you to name all the things you love, how long would it take you to name yourself? Let’s get to work to fill that gap. Promise yourself: To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every...
Conversational Characteristics of Me and He

Conversational Characteristics of Me and He

Larry and I are decidedly conversational, yet our styles differ as much as Venus and Mars: Laconic vs. Loquacious = Larry and Me. He’s not exactly terse, but he is economical in his verbiage. He says what he means, precise as a knife – or a big stick. He...