The Professional Guest: Loves Lost

I’ve traveled the world, lived with roommates from almost every country on the globe. I learned how to layer my clothing from the French and Swiss. I learned to laugh from the Swedes (and how not to take the last piece of pie, cake, cookie or anything from the plate). I learned to love kim-chee … More The Professional Guest: Loves Lost


The Professional Guest: Stress Storms

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

The Professional Guest: A Visit to the Synagogue with Madame Renée

“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

The Professional Guest: Comfortable & Familiar

“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

The Professional Guest: Blind Kid Learns Independence

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