About a year ago I was on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Nashville. Upon departure, boarding was slightly delayed as the airline attendants announced that our flight would be bringing a fallen U.S. soldier home to his family in Nashville.  We gathered by the window as we witnessed the very ceremonial boarding of the […]

Know How To Give Proper Criticism

Diving into the realm of public writing leaves you open to criticism and feedback, both good and bad.  This is not a bad thing. I welcome all opinions and ideas.  After all, the motivation behind According to Courtney are my own thoughts and opinions to provoke the thoughts of others.  Participating in the WordPress Blogging […]

The Soapbox: The Homeschool Debate

My husband and I are not yet parents.  However, I already have very strong opinions on how I want, and do not want, our potential future children educated. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, we received a great public school education.  Our school was small – I graduated with roughly 50 people in my senior class. […]

The Missing Right: The Right to Die

Have you heard of Brittany Maynard? No? You can read her story here. She’s an inspiration.  She is 29 years old and she has taken control of when she will die. If you have ever watched a family member suffer from a terminal illness, or perhaps faced that fear yourself, you cannot disagree with the […]

The Liebster Award

I want to give a great heartfelt thank you to Saana of Live Now – Dream Later! for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I couldn’t be more honored to receive such acknowledgment from a blogging peer. Receiving this nomination not only boosts my confidence as a writer, but heightens my believe that others actually […]