When I was a kid and balked at eating lima beans, which have been mysteriously misclassified as ‘food’, my Mother would say, “There are kids starving in Africa (Chile, China, California) who would love to eat those lima beans!”
A text to Sheila R., my best friend.
No? Are you sure? Okay, we’ll use the screen. Don’t, Mr. President please, you cannot touch the screen.
It is not easy to write about failure. It is especially difficult when the failure was not borne of a mistake but a mistaken belief in myself that turned out to be, ironically, not enough belief in myself. And it is a hundred fold more difficult, or a million, when that failure cost a dear friend financially, emotionally, physically and mentally. Sigh…
“Times are tough. Everybody knows that. I mean I think I heard that somewhere or something.” Ronnie Walton, one of the heirs to the Walmart fortune said Friday at a press conference called by the $130 Billion dollar Waltons, owners of Walmart. The U.S.’s largest employer is set to roll out a new plan to help Walmart employees with their household budgets.
'Serendipity' could have been her name. Instead, she became 'Lucy' and how she came to be 'Lucy' is one of my favorite work memories.