Mental Health, Random Ramblings, Truths, Writing

What Makes Someone an Expert?

It seems like there are "experts" everywhere: writing experts, marketing experts, fashion experts, organizational experts... The list goes on to infinity. But what makes an expert an expert? How do we define an expert? Let's go to the dictionary! expert noun ex·​pert| \ ˈek-ˌspərt  \  :one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject —Merriam-Webster… Continue reading What Makes Someone an Expert?

Random Ramblings

What They Took With Them: An Independence Day Reminder

One of my coworker-friends recently passed her citizenship test. Her swearing-in ceremony is on Monday. Another coworker-friend was able to get his citizenship a few months ago. He just bought his first house. I was born and raised in the United States, but according to Ancestry, only one percent of my DNA has roots in… Continue reading What They Took With Them: An Independence Day Reminder

Gardening, Random Ramblings

Morning “Mitzvah”

I worked in my friend's garden this morning. (She's a few decades older than me.) The weather was hot and sticky (86ºF) but the conversation was AMAZING! Here are a couple of pics of her front yard: I love talking with friends who are older—or younger—than myself. I think it adds some MUCH needed perspective.… Continue reading Morning “Mitzvah”