Sittin’ On The Horns. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 31, 2019 / 4 Comments

Painting the picture! Nearly a year ago, an organization I helped to start in my home area took on a strange complexion. New leadership who had taken over from me when I served a “pro-tem” position turned nasty and ugly. Suddenly, I was the villian from whom stuff needed to be hidden. A secret meeting…

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From the AWI Treasury ~ Ministry: Professional or Lifestyle?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 24, 2019 / 2 Comments

May, the perfect whirlwind month! Graduations, weddings, major holiday celebrating mothers & remembering our war dead as well as loved ones gone before us. You name it and the month of May seems to have it contained within. However, those of us who must manage the “contained within” rarely feel as if we have the…

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For Better or Worse!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 17, 2019 / 4 Comments

For Better or Worse. . . This past week I read a fascinating article in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the amazing rehabilitation of hatemongers, i.e. skinheads, neo-nazi’s and Ku Klux Klan members. It is the impetus for this post because it relates the one thing in common for us all. “Community, Cause & Identity”!…

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From Whole Cloth. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 10, 2019 / 4 Comments

An Overriding Thought! Have you ever had one thought that just keeps running around your brain and won’t quit? That’s what I had a week ago during our highly successful Affiliated Women’s COFFEE in the NEIGHBORHOOD Spring women’s conference workshop. The event is called “BOLD WOMEN of FAITH” and the May 2 event was the…

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Reflections of a ‘Vintage Woman’!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 12, 2019 / 6 Comments

How I Got Here. . . This past Monday, friend Harold had to have some lab work done. As usual, there was a short wait. Being the antsy woman I can sometimes be, I picked up a copy of Entrepreneur magazine with Jonathan and Drew Scott on the cover. If you watch the HGTV channel,…

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Women and Words! Treasure From the Archives

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Treasure from the AWI Past Four years ago I wrote a post about “words” and focused on 2 that women seem to rarely use. Not sure why we rarely use them; but nonetheless we do. Perhaps it’s because we’re women and the words have a male sound to them.  I don’t want to get too far ahead…

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“Talk to Me!”

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 22, 2019 / 4 Comments

Talk to Me Please! Those of us who blog on a regular basis do so because we have something we want to say; but we also do it because we want to prompt a dialogue with others. In other words, a blog is an invitation to talk. To tell me your thoughts after reading mine.…

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Thoughts of Success & Failure ~ From the AWI Archives!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 15, 2019 / 2 Comments

Sometimes We Must. . .  Sometimes we must adjust our days and weeks to accommodate life events we hadn’t planned for. Such is the case for me the past several weeks. Friend’s sudden illness, hospitalization and subsequent stay in skilled care threw my usual schedule into disarray. It also intruded on writing fresh content for…

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World’s Most Powerful Opioid!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 8, 2019 / 2 Comments

World’s Most Powerful Opioid! The world faces a monumental challenge with the use of and deaths from powerful addictive drugs known as opioids. Daily we hear how tons of stuff such as Fentanyl, Oxycontin and Meth are transported across our southern border or arrive via ports of entry. It’s a vexing problem that no one…

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Provocative Thoughts on “Sisterhood”!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

“Sisterhood”. Good word or not? What does “Sisterhood” mean to you? Simple question that may or may not be simple to answer. Recently I posed a series of questions to our Facebook group The Neighborhood in preparation for the AWI relaunch later this year. I opened the question series as follows: “Why are you a…

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