Tag: Mister Rogers

I’ve changed my mind. I don’t want to be Mister Rogers when I grow up.

I still have his mug on my desk and his picture on my wall, along with King Friday and Daniel Tiger.

I still share the core values he lived.

I still long to grow stronger in the things he was so naturally good at like humility, gentleness and ... Read More

Andy Smallman is a go-getter. He’s a teacher, and when he realized he didn’t like the way schools were educating students, he started a new one.

It’s been up and running in Seattle since 1994. But Andy isn’t just a go-getter — he’s a go-giver, too.

“Let me start by saying I’ve got this thing for the number 143 and have for ... Read More

I was lying in bed like a starfish this morning. My mind had clocked in for the day, but my body was all… nah.

My thoughts were chasing squirrels all over the room until they somehow landed on what I now call my “Trifecta of Inspiration.” Has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

Mister Rogers, Dolly Parton and Joanna ... Read More

I am cancer-free! My husband and I wistfully joke that someday we’ll look back and say, “Remember that summer I had breast cancer?” It’ll be just one more little chapter in the story of our lives.

I’m still going through the process of reconstruction, so I have at least one more surgery in my future, and I’ll have to take an ... Read More