American Airlines Breaks Through the Wall
08/25/15

Corporations have earned a bad reputation for, among other things, losing the personal touch. Example: In the name of “efficiency” (translation: cutting jobs), they force customers needing information or assistance…

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An Ear Can Be The Best Therapist
05/10/18

I always feel needed when I help my buddy out. He is going through a rough time, unemployed, a bad break up, just down in the dumps. When he needs…

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An Empathetic Hand
05/11/18

A young woman I was in love with for years was sexually abused when she was young. When the time came to help her power through that, I did. Her…

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Can I buy you a coffee
06/26/14

So I was standing in line at a 7/11 and I had a cold drink called an Arizona in my hand. My turn was up at the front counter. I…

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Couch Surfing
03/05/15

A few years ago I suffered what we all go through at some point in our lives: immense heartbreak. Having nowhere to live and nowhere to turn, I didn’t know…

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Dead Truck on York Road
05/10/18

One time on York Road, my brother’s truck battery died and it was negative twelve outside, at midnight. He had forgotten to plug his truck in and the cold weather…

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Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see
09/01/14

My husband and I have a Sunday tradition of either buying someone a meal or giving a waitress a hefty tip.  On Mother’s Day this year, we went to breakfast at…

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Living in New York City is never easy
06/05/14

Living in New York City is never easy. Finding a good apartment that you can afford tops the list of challenges. After all the struggles of locking in our perfect first apartment, the…

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My father
03/08/15

My father is an interesting man. We have very different perspectives in life, but there is one thing I know where we have common ground: his philosophy about how to…

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Pay It Forward
07/07/18

I walked into a McDonald’s to grab a quick bite, and I wasn’t expecting to see a couple in front of me asking management for a possible free meal. They…

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Rancher
11/24/14

I am a retired rancher in my 90s, having operated for many years a ranch some 50 miles from Glasgow, Montana.  Hunters from Glasgow drove through the ranch and crossing…

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Smile you are beautiful
02/14/15

Recently, I found myself crying while driving down a Montana highway commuting home from work. As a self-proclaimed planner, my life plan that I laid out for myself when I…

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