Notes to the Girl – Everyday Moments

Back in 2012, when my youngest came to live with me full-time, I would make her lunch and put a note it in. The notes covered topics from the mundane to flights of fancy.

After scanning a few and putting them on Facebook, it was recommended I post them on my blog from time to time as well. And so, here we go! Continue Reading →

Kind words and soul suckers

Kind words and soul suckers

“without any exaggeration whatsoever, I will say that Mathew really captured the audience’s attention as well as *any* speaker we’ve had in 13 years…  I would *highly* recommend Mathew as a speaker for the Chapter meeting or any of the satellite meetings…”

That testimonial quote is from the person who booked me to speak for PMI in Pasadena (Project Management Institute) last month. That was his email introducing me to the Los Angeles Program Director… emphasis (bold and asterisks) his! From that email, I’ve been booked to two more engagements – same organization.

So why tell you this?

I’m bragging! That’s why!

Well… sort of. Certainly, I believe I give a great presentation – high-value, fun… education plus entertainment! In fact, I’ve also been booked to present more workshops at the Ventura County Community Foundation (Blogging and Social Media) and at the Camarillo Public Library’s Business Workshop Series. (Team Collaboration).

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Story and Song – The Tide – a song about obsession

“That’s a song about obsession!”

I think it was Karen that told me that. I hadn’t really thought about it before but on reflection, I suppose it is.

The Tide – origins

Written between 2006 & 2007 – 2007 being the year of flood, fire, separation, BIG FLOOD! Continuing into 2008 with desperation, divorce, & depression. All those “D’s”

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United Airlines demonstrates a change of heart

An update… United changes course

mom-soldier-coming-home

In a change from their initial decision, United Airlines has issued our son a ticket home. I should be picking him up from the airport this evening! He is very excited – as are all of us.

Thank you United Airlines!

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Number three graduates from basic and hiking past challenges

A couple weeks ago I visited Fort Benning, Georgia to attend my 3rd child’s graduation from basic training – US Army.

At Fort Benning with Chris

I wrote a little about “the boy” in “It’s On! and The Heart of the Child” – and I won’t go into much more detail at this point.. However, I’ll reflect a bit on the time in Atlanta and moments that I’ll remember. Continue Reading →