May 28

Beautiful, courageous and honest — author of her own story

Amy Purdy — Photo © Laurence Agron | Dreamstime.com

When Amy Purdy lost both legs at age 19, she didn’t know she’d be a TED Talk speaker, an innovator in creating prosthetics, or appear on Dancing with the Stars.

All Amy knew was her life of traveling, working as a massage therapist, and blasting down snowboard hills, was over…

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May 24

A Unique Mix of Storyteller, Gang Reform, and Faith

Father G and friend — photo credit: Homeboy Media Page

Wikipedia says Gregory Boyle is:

“founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program, and former pastor of Dolores Mission Church.”

Wikipedia didn’t mention Boyle’s wicked sense of humor, how well he impersonates people. His storytelling will make you laugh, but also make you think. ‘Compassion’…

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May 19

Baby taking baby steps
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

I hadn’t done any side hustle activity in over a week. The judgmental voice in my head was roaring.

“What happened to writing for 30 minutes every morning?”

“If you’re not writing, why is the kitchen a pigsty? What are you doing?”

A counselor once advised my sister, “Baby steps.”…

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Anne Emerick

Anne Emerick

Programmer by day. Author by night. As I put on running tights, I imagine I’m a superhero. Creator of Unemploymentville.com and No-Work Spanish.