The Floor Maid at the Tewksbury Institute

Dr. Frank Mayfield was touring Tewksbury Institute when, on his way out, he accidentally collided with an elderly floor maid. To cover the awkward moment Dr. May field started asking questions. “How long have you worked here?” “I’ve worked here almost since the place opened,” the maid replied. “What can you tell me about theContinue reading “The Floor Maid at the Tewksbury Institute”

Words Hurt

Words can either build someone up or break them down, and we have to the power to choose our words carefully. Something that seems harmless to us might hurt someone else, so before we say something, we should always think about how it will affect the other person. Words carry energy, some positive and some negative.Continue reading “Words Hurt”

Little Things Go A Long Way

Each and every day, we’re inundated with stories about how the world is going to hell. War, poverty, pollution… all manner of atrocities are flung at us from all directions, and it’s enough to draw even the most lighthearted person into a pit of despair. Fortunately, a great way to counteract all that ugly isContinue reading “Little Things Go A Long Way”

Wranglers and Stranglers

Many years ago there were a group of brilliant young men at the University of Wisconsin.  The group of men seemed to have an amazing creative literary talent and were extraordinary in their ability to put their literary skills to its best use. These promising young men met regularly to read and critique each other’sContinue reading “Wranglers and Stranglers”

Don’t let other people control your mood!

We all have people and things in our lives that drive us up the wall! Don’t we? And this is something that will never change. However we are definitely in control of how we respond. Here are a few things that help me respond in a way that makes me less worked up! No reactionContinue reading “Don’t let other people control your mood!”