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April 22, 2022

Beautiful and Magical Places


Have you ever felt that you were stuck in a rut, that everything you were doing was rather humdrum and tedious and you rarely felt a spark of joy in your day? We’ve all had a day or two like this, haven’t we? When we first began our ...

April 4, 2017

Winning Strategies


I didn’t watch the Carolina-Gonzaga game. I couldn’t (physically couldn’t b/c we don’t have cable) and I can’t (because I can’t handle the stress), but I am a proud Tar Heel! What I take home from the two Final Four games that UNC...

January 5, 2017

2017: ”A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes…”


We’ve all bought into the “new year, new you” hype of resolutions and making changes in January. I don’t know that I like the term “resolution” because it seems harsh, and yet a “wish” is too soft. Somewhere between the two lies what...

November 4, 2016

My Profession in Mourning


There’s a saying that if you find something that you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I must say, that’s how I feel about court reporting. Our profession has many dedicated and passionate souls within it, and one of...

October 4, 2016

51st Intersteno Congress Berlin 2017


I’m so excited to be a part of Team USA again this year. Also, I have been named chair of the NCRA Intersteno Committee. If you have questions about attending, participating in, or competing at Intersteno next summer, please let me know!......

July 26, 2016

Convention Recovery Mode #1


I’ve just returned from a week in South Carolina and the National Verbatim Reporters Association annual meeting. We actually took our camper and spent some time in the lovely Paris (”Pearis”) Mountain state park on the front and back...

Intersteno World Champion Gold Medalist
July 3, 2016

From Comittee: The Two-Sided Nominating Coin


So proud of my colleagues - those on the committee and the superbly qualified crew who interviewed to become a part of the official leadership of the association. Whether you make it on the ballot or not, that you WANT to give back is...

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