10 Things about Nancy

DISCLAIMER: To say that this is a birthday tribute is to make it more than it likely in fact is — or it at least raises expectations somehow. This isn’t a “top” or “most” or any other sort of scientifically measured and carefully calculated listing. This is just a list of 10 things about Nancy. These are things that I like about her, that is true. And this is her birthday weekend. But, anything else beyond that and you’re putting emphasis on the wrong syllable (and if you didn’t read that last phrase incorrectly, you need to go back and read it again).


1. Nancy has great printing. I love distinctive or consistent or expressive handwriting. Nancy’s is all of that — AND she uses that force for the good of others.
2. Nancy enjoys McDonald’s iced coffee with skim milk and without liquid sugar.
3. Nancy runs. (I can say this “officially” because she has successfully completed more than one 5K race and has the t-shirts to prove it.)
4. Nancy sometimes wonders WWJD? (As one who has never watched an episode of 24 myself, I can’t fully relate to this. Hey now… don’t judge me and I won’t judge you.)
5. Speaking of judges, Nancy’s brother is a judge.
6. Nancy is a big fan of creative packaging and is not afraid to admit it.
7. Nancy is very good at connecting the dots. She sometimes sees dots that others miss.
8. Nancy likes this quote (and I know this because she said so on Facebook) from author Annie Dillard (Teaching a Stone to Talk, Harper & Row, 1982):

“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of the conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake some day and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.”

9. Even though Nancy is a Florida Gator, she does not think any less of me because I am not.
10. Nancy celebrates.

One thought on “10 Things about Nancy

  1. Chris Winkler says:

    I really enjoy Nancy's printing, too! It's one of my favorites…if only we could get her to one of those sites that turns your handwriting into a font…

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