September 5, 2017. Hurricane Irma, now a Category Five (Cat 5) storm was decimating the Caribbean and on track for a direct hit on Florida. I live in Naples on the southwest Gulf coast, right in the line of fire. … More The Professional Guest: Evacuating Irma
Eating things like frozen key lime pie on a stick has dire consequences for a woman my age. I need to go to the gym. … More The Professional Guest: Sloppy Joe Goes to the Gym
No more bashing. No more division. If this ship sinks, we’re all going down with it. … More The Professional Guest: So Much Anger. So Much Fear.
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. —W. H. Auden The law of entanglement in quantum physics states that relationship is the defining characteristic of everything in space and time. Because of the pervasive nature of the entanglement of atomic particles, the … More The Professional Guest: The Law of Entanglement
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
Marlin burgers. Marlin soup. Cockroaches. Ants. Tales from a missionary youth. … More The Professional Guest: Missionary Stories–Oh, Not What You Think.
“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