Worth waiting for in Wal-Mart

Earlier this week, with ten minutes to spare before gymnastics pick up, I popped into the nearest store I could find (a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market) in search of self-adhesive gift tags for Christmas. I found the American Greetings stand easily, and made my way to the register line. As I stood in my spot, I…

Simple and stress-free: my kind of holiday

Recently, while waiting for a preschool holiday program to begin, my mom sat patiently beside me as I fired off work emails left and right. After reading one particular email that left me feeling rather cross, I leaned over to her and vented, “People don’t seem to value the words ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ much…

The Open Heart

We’ve all got them in our lives. Those who use their talents to better the circumstances of perfect strangers, the ones for whom action becomes the antidote to cynicism. The reason the term “salt of the earth” was invented. Meet Brookwood endocrinologist and president of For Nicaraguan Health non-profit Rodolfo “Rudy” Vargas. When Vargas left…