Standing in the aisle at Target, my legs were frozen as the variety of Poise, Depends, and Always bladder protection pads were making me come to a party that I had absolutely no interest in attending. Read More
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,–
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!
By: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Randall, from NBC’s “This Is Us”, and I have a few similar experiences. This fictional character has helped me reconcile with a few things in my own life. Read More
We are approaching the home stretch of 2017. Most of us are beginning to reflect on resolutions we have made and did not achieve. We should be honest with ourselves, we typically do not always reflect on the positives and making a new list of resolutions.
Who knew when I started a journey one year ago that would change my life forever, I would finally be able to answer and list my ‘I Am’. Here’s to learning to LIVE!
This was my reflection to the freshman students at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.
This is the story of my father, Michael Morton. This isn’t a sad story, but one about real life.
The second movement is usually slow and lyrical, with a lilting, songlike theme. No battle-of-the-sexes melody thing goes on here, and the structure can be looser than in the first movement. Sit back and drink it in.
Note from The Fast Forward Blog: For Mother’s Day, I always feature a guest writer. In keeping with the theme of the symphony. The solo performance is from my mother, Debra. Read More
When we are born, we start assembling a symphony of life where the instruments are the people that add richness to our stories. They are part of life’s twists and turns like the movements in a symphony that are highlighted by crescendos and decrescendos.The conductor steps on the stage, and with a final push the doctor announces…It’s a girl!
Why does the conductor shake the hand of the violinist before the concert begins? The conductor is acknowledging the concertmaster, who is the leader of the violins and a vital part of the orchestra leadership. Our concertmaster is Lauren Morton.
When I started looking for a new home I sent a carefully constructed list to my realtor of “must haves” and “nonnegotiable” things. For example, I refused to do street parking or yard work.