Happy Father’s Day – My Doctoral Journey is Nearly Complete

**RETURNING TO BLOGGING… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY… I’M ALMOST DR. BANKS! Greetings! It’s really me and I’m finally back to blogging after an unplanned hiatus. I was quite sick for most of May with “The COUGH” that wouldn’t go away! I wondered at one point if I would end up in the hospital. Toward the end … Read more

Inspiration to Not Quit but Keep Moving Forward on Motivation Monday

Inspiration… to NOT Quit!   Happy May Day! My plans to participate for the entire month of April in the A to Z Blog Challenge…didn’t work out, due other pressing obligations and events. One major event occurred last week, so I have to share because it’s relevant for this blog post! 😉     On … Read more

E is for Excellence #atozblogchallenge

E is for EXCELLENCE! Welcome to “E” day of the A to Z Blog Challenge! Today’s topic is E is for Excellence! I’m going to borrow from a previous post again, from one I published back in February, because it fits so well here for this day’s post. 🙂 I dream of achieving excellence. The … Read more

Welcome First Day of … SPRING? Developing Our Strengths in Spite of Weaknesses

It’s the First Day of … SPRING?? Hurray! First day of spring…but you wouldn’t know it here in Maine, since we still have about two feet of **SNOW**on the ground…and snow banks twice that high! ~~*~~ ~~*~~ So it seems “Old Man Winter” does not want to behave in a gentlemanly fashion with “Lady Spring” … Read more

Risk vs. Reward – When Risk Pays Off

Consider Risk vs. Reward Before Making a Decision   One of my husband Dave’s favorite sayings is, “Risk vs. Reward” – or simply “R v R” –  when calculating the potential of something being either a good or bad decision.  A blog challenge writing prompt one time related to this: Name a time when a … Read more