The Benefits of Volunteering

The Benefits of Volunteering

Yesterday a group of ISTS staff met at Nashville Diaper Connection to spend time supporting their mission. Until we started volunteering there, I had no idea that 1 in 3 families in Nashville, TN struggle to afford diapers or that you can buy candy with food stamps...
The Perils of Overscheduling

The Perils of Overscheduling

Ah, technology. I love it, then I feel controlled by it and at times addicted – where’s my phone? We walk and talk, and drive and talk, and many of us sit with our friends and families while we continue to interact with people miles (and even continents) away...
Impound Lot

Impound Lot

A friend asked me to help her get her belongings out of her car, which was in an impound lot after being stolen and subsequently recovered. Ok. I have not spent much time thinking about where cars go when they are recovered or wrecked and towed. As we walked to her...
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

It’s summer in Nashville, big time. June is normally hot, but this mid-June day we are also experiencing a heatwave. In a 20-minute drive from a meeting, I could not get my a/c to come close to cooling the small interior of my 1996 Toyota Tacoma. With the heat index,...
Clarity Breaks

Clarity Breaks

Driving back from a business trip to Chattanooga in May, I was surrounded by lush green. The rolling forests along Interstate 24 are stunningly beautiful and made my heart slow as I watched them go by. At times I got a glimpse of a stream ending in a waterfall and I...