“For it is not light that is needed, but fire…

Frederick Douglass–you know–the one “who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more”

…it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.”

~Frederick Douglass, 1852

Because the World Needs More Vito


This guy.

He still makes my heart smile. It’s been frowning so much lately that I needed a little Vito boost. Hope he makes your heart smile, too.

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner…Except Me

The times they are a-changing…aren’t they? The activities of this past weekend remind me of the opening line from A Tale of Two Cities… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Which day—Friday or Saturday—that you consider each reflects our challenging, divergent times. I’m definitely a “former is the latter” kind of girl.

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Holding Your Breath Is Only Smart Under Water


“Don’t hold your breath” is a common phrase for showing a lack of hope in something happening. “I think she’s going to be on time for once.” Don’t hold your breath. “Starting today, things are going to change.” Don’t hold your breath. “I hope my rates don’t go up.” Don’t hold your breath.

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This Is NOT a Test

The Juggle Struggle has a new look! I hope you like it.

My apologies to my email subscribers who received a test post yesterday as I was working on the redesign. I hate wasting time, and I really hate wasting my readers’ time–even a minute. Argh. Sorry.

So…this time around is NOT a test.


I’d love to hear feedback from you on the new look–or on anything, for that matter. And if you find something that needs tweaking that I have yet to discover, please let me know! After all, it takes a village…

And, as always–thanks for taking some of your precious time to read this crazy blog and share with me in life’s journey!