3 reasons I like contests

3 reasons I like contests Shortly after my husband and I got married, I entered a contest for a free trip to England. It was 1990, and British Airways had advertised a worldwide sweepstakes. In a stroke of marketing genius, the airline had determined to fill the sky...

Why I leave my heart in other countries

Why I leave my heart in other countries Costa Rica, Take Three. I’m leaving for Costa Rica on Saturday at 6 am. It will be my third trip. This volcanic mountainous strip of Latin America, with multiple microclimates, is half the size of Virginia. I’ve swum in...

The value of remembering 9/11

The value of remembering 9/11 I vividly remember 9/11. I was sitting on my loveseat in the living room for quick mental break with the Today Show before I sat down to finish up my plans for my son’s birthday on the following day. Katie Couric and Matt Lauer were...

How a pony swim makes life better

How a pony swim makes life better Sometimes you just have to squeal and giggle. And it doesn’t matter how old you are. View this post on Instagram Waiting for the ponies. Everyone should love life like this. #ponyparade A post shared by Sue Schlesman (@sueschlesman)...

Ever been to a ghetto?

Ever been to a ghetto? (not on the standard European tour) It’s been over 10 years, and I can still picture the tattered details of the gypsy ghettos of Bulgaria. Yes, there are ghettos in Europe. Gypsies live in them, all over Eastern Europe. And if gypsy kids...

Why you should take a non-vacation vacation

Why you should take a non-vacation vacation (i.e. a missions trip)   I just returned from Costa Rica. It was a non-vacation vacation (i.e. a missions trip). I took a team of incredible ladies to engage girls and women (not to mention each other) to see themselves...

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