A Christmas Letter

  I started to write this post on the eve of the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and now we are just a day before the celebration of Christmas. A time of reflection and a time of renewal as we look forward to the beginning of a New Year. I have been contemplating writing… Read More

From Death & Dying to Living a Life With Grace

As I mentioned in my previous blog post about a month ago, I shared that our pup Gracee, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer throughout her lymph nodes. The prognosis was poor from the beginning, when the veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic called me to tell me the biopsy results… approximately four weeks… Read More

The Spirit of ’76

Last evening, I had the honor of being a presenter at my 40th high school class reunion. The attendance was phenomenal for our small graduating class from 1976. The energy filled the event room as soon as people starting coming through the door as they recognized old friends and classmates. I joked during my presentation… Read More

A Family in Transition…

For Audio Version: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WVR8P9ks It has now been a year since my mom moved into our home. As I reflect back on the past twelve (12) months, I am amazed at where we are today compared to last year… Last year at the age of 90, my mom was showing signs of depression with deteriorating physical… Read More

The Book of Ruth

For Audio Version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WrxdKrys My mom and I have had one of those relationships that flits between being very in tune with each other… the best of friends who understand each others’ thoughts, feeling each others’ pain or distress, and one of being oil and water, never mixing fluidly together. How can two people… Read More

The Plague of Grief

For Audio Version Click Here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/Wc71M3ds When my mom talks about the time my brother died as a baby, she does not remember anyone around to comfort her… no family or friends reaching out, giving her a hug, or sitting quietly beside her with supportive and loving energy. When I mention this to other people,… Read More