Author: Pat Moriarty

Failure is a Gift

This week’s post was inspired by a conversation with Tucker McHugh, a high school classmate who I have known for over 50 years. It was originally posted in December of 2017. I was raised on Wheaties, “The Breakfast of Champions.” Winning defined the purpose of my every endeavor: winning at school, winning at sports, winning with friends.  Winning was symbolized by blue ribbons, gold stars, and A-pluses.  … Continue reading Failure is a Gift »

The Extraordinarily Inadvertent Life

I’ve heard there are unexpected opportunities to be enriched by our inadvertent moments… — when we’re not busy missing them. Think about it. How many magical moments were totally unplanned? That’s not to say planning isn’t necessary — it’s just to note that often the best planning occurs AFTER the fickle finger of fate has first worked its magic. Think about it. How many great discoveries … Continue reading The Extraordinarily Inadvertent Life »

A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ~ Pat & Marsha  It’s our pleasure to once again reprise this post originally published in 2016.  It seems especially appropriate this year. Whatever your own circumstances this holiday season, may your hearts be strong, your spirits peaceful, and remember there is love in abundance. May you give and receive it with generosity and gratitude. 🎄 “Always winter … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas »