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Three Ways Stories Empower And Strengthen

Stories Empower And Strengthen:  “What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?”  – Orison Swett Marden Stories are everywhere.  The earliest records of mankind come in the form of story.  Whether you draw from the Genesis narrative, Egyptian hieroglyphs or […]

The Agony Of Bearing An Untold Story

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.  Maya Angelou The untold story:  That scenario that plays over and over in our psyche,  the questions it silently poses, the different resolutions we imagine.  Most of the time this has a negative, scratchy emotion attached to it. This is not the untold story […]

Become A Hero At Rescuing Your Valuable Stories

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as templates to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four areas outlined […]

Three Happy Stabilizers In The Midst of Confusion

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. – Francis Bacon (1625) Essays ‘Of Gardens’ In the midst of pandemic confusion, three stabilizers:  zinnias, Butterflies and the Monet Garden at Maison Steinbuchel have provided peace and a sort of anchor this summer.  The March into April shutdown prevented visiting […]

Can What We Know Prevent Desired Learning?

‘It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.’ – Claude Bernard Unlearning so that desired learning can occur seems counter intuitive.  Yet, during a recent experience in upgrading my piloting skills, I had to do some serious unlearning to learn! I have been a private pilot since 1992.  With the exception […]

Behind The Scenes – Reflections On September 11

It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her … For those thousands in […]

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Sure And Positive Outcomes When God Reaches

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “God reaches” in my life are a daily constant.  I don’t know how anyone can walk this life without […]

The Joyful Pleasure Of Riding A Bike

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – John F Kennedy In this season of social distancing, face masks and isolation, a the joyful pleasure of a simple bike ride can do wonders.  Here is a reflection on a ride I took some years ago,  through eyes that saw the contribution of […]

Why Bother With A Tail Wheel Endorsement?

In the Fall of 2019, I applied for and was awarded a scholarship from Women In Aviation (WAI), for training toward getting a tail wheel endorsement.  But why bother? I earned my private pilot certificate, single engine land (SEL), in 1992 in a Cessna 152, a tricycle gear aircraft.  Over the next few years, I […]