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Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | August 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | August 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, A significant playwright, essayist, and screenwriter of the 20th Century, Arthur Miller once said, “The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.” He was correct!  As we know, my column last month was quite turbulent and most likely one of the most vulnerable pieces I’ve

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | July 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | July 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, From being on cloud nine last month, to hitting rock bottom this month…Welcome to this season of my life!  My hope is for this column to help encourage anyone that is fighting an internal battle that they don’t speak about.  You’re not alone. Lately, I’ve been holding on by a thread; emotionally, mentally, and physically.  Dealing

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | June 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | June 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I have been so excited composing this column I almost submitted it a few weeks ago!  Though,  I hit the pause button.  I felt there would be more inspiration along the way, so I delayed bringing my art into the world.  Speaking of delay, lately, I’ve been reminded that delay does not mean denial.  In fact,

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | May 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | May 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, Usually, I always view life as a grand adventure; a magical, mystery tour!  Lately, it’s still magical, but let me tell you, in other areas it feels more like I’ve been on the struggle bus. It’s been rough and trying, but we all know giving up is not an option.  At this point it feels like

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – April 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – April 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who once said, “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”  I don’t plan on purchasing a sailboat anytime soon, but throughout the course of my life, and especially over the last seven months, I have taken some plunges into deep waters, ones I’ve never imagined sticking my big toe in,

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – March 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – March 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I’d like to share a short parable by Anthony De Mello.  I read this story for the first time about ten years ago and revisit it from time to to time to reflect. “A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – February

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – February By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, What is it called when you believe in someone more than they believe in themselves?  Wishful thinking, talking to their potential, living in a false sense of reality, or delusional optimism?   Throughout my life, I’ve played my part in both roles.  I’ve been the individual with the head full of fear; the one that needed someone

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – January 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – January 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Human I hope everyone’s year is off to the new beginning that they’ve desired.  If not, I hope you find the silver lining in your current season.  Not sure if anyone reading this is a tennis fan, but I’ve always enjoyed watching Wimbledon since I was a kid.  There is a quote from Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If”

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | December 2022

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | December 2022 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans. As some of you know, I wait all year for this moment; drum roll please…Happy Festivus!!!  As we embark on a new year and close out an existing one everyone always talks about reflection.  For me, this year held many ups, more downs, a lot of challenges, and triumphs.  Through it all, I’ve had yet another

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – November 2022

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – November 2022 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans. I recall two years ago, when I wrote one of my columns about the values of what it took to achieve my black belt in karate at age 12.  I also remember the photo that went along with the column.  It was of Rudy Waller (my friend, trainer, and Pro SX Racer) and myself.  Little did