Category Archives: Your CALLING

Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award

2014 Citizen of the Year Award
Lee County, FL 2014 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award nomination

For the second year running, I’ve been nominated for the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. Both years, my nomination was the result of volunteer work for Conservation 20/20, Lee County’s land conservation and stewardship organization. Although I didn’t win, I got a good look at the nominees list. I’m satisfied that some deserving folks made it to the finals.

I think of volunteerism as a double-edged sword. I have learned a great deal while volunteering.  I have also Continue reading Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award

Service: to supply with aid

IMG_4073“What is it you want to do with your life? …every decision you make from here on out should be in service of that.”

– the naked man on How I Met Your Mother

I never expected that line in the middle of the whole “Naked Man” schtick. To his credit, the actor delivered it with the utmost of sincerity, despite the fact that “your balls are on my couch.” Over the course of a television series that spanned Continue reading Service: to supply with aid