Marlin burgers. Marlin soup. Cockroaches. Ants. Tales from a missionary youth. … More The Professional Guest: Missionary Stories–Oh, Not What You Think.
So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. (Matthew 10:31) This has been one of the most stressful 15 months in my life that I can remember. I suspect I’m not alone. Difficult economic times have affected not only me, but the entire United States and the world. Terrorism, mass shootings, earthquakes, deadly diseases, … More The Professional Guest: Stress Storms
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) Cue the music: Massenet’s Meditation. click here, then return to blog window. Today is Saturday. I woke up with the sense that today was going to be a good day. I even posted on Facebook, “Today is … More The Professional Guest: A Visit to the Synagogue with Madame Renée
“Comfortable and familiar won’t lead you to your dreams.” —Matt Keller, “The Key to Everything.” I’ve been reading an excellent book lately that my friend, Cheri sent to me, titled “The Key to Everything” by Matt Keller. In his book, he talks about the keys to success: how charm, charisma, wealth, power, talent, looks, smarts, … More The Professional Guest: Comfortable & Familiar
I posted this earlier on Facebook and it’s worth repeating in my blog. It’s amazing when one teacher or one bus driver can influence the life of your kid forever. Because my son Garrett is blind and autistic, the Minnesota school districts worked exceptionally well with us to make sure that he had good bus … More The Professional Guest: Blind Kid Learns Independence
In my last blog, I started on the subject of Menopause. Since then, I learned that Prince had died. There’s a moment for pause. Back when I worked in the Minneapolis music scene, no one was more referred to or revered than Prince. He was Purple Rain. He was midwest. He was a Mozart, and … More The Professional Guest: Parole from the Sanatorium
Menopause. There’s a reason why women were often committed to Sanatoriums in the early 19th century. The loss of hormones creates never-before-realized levels of anxiety and hopeless thinking in the female brain as we age. Men don’t understand this. Having lived all their lives with a brain centered on logic, they fail to comprehend our … More The Professional Guest: One Leg Out
It’s March in Naples, Florida. Because it’s an El Nino year, Florida has been warmer than usual just like the rest of the country. A week ago, we were in the upper 80s with 94% humidity—in early March! The trees were blooming. I actually awoke to a heavy film on the windshield of my car … More The Professional Guest: Marching On
Sometimes to get back to yourself, you need to listen to the choir. … More The Professional Guest: Holding Up Others
If you’re not technically a musician, how is it that you understand music?
… More The Professional Guest: Music and Musings