Teaching This Old Dog New Tricks

Teaching This Old Dog New Tricks

They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. But “they” are wrong. You could say I’m a bit older dog and I am actually learning from dogs. How about you on life’s learning curve? How are you when it comes to receiving advice and...
When God Wears Holy High-Tops

When God Wears Holy High-Tops

As kids, my brothers and I played with a metal replica of a Greyhound® bus. I think my mom purchased it on one of our many bus rides to Minneapolis to see her family. I loved that little blue and gray toy and its movable rubber wheels. Little did I know that one day I...
Mother’s Day: Finding Your Song

Mother’s Day: Finding Your Song

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.” The Swedes knocked it out of the park with this wise proverb. I think this photo I ran across recently proves the Swedish truism. Pictured at an evening outdoor birthday party with me are Anne (far left) and birthday gal,...

What If . . . ?

What if? What if is a common question that drifts through our minds. And sometimes get stuck there. What if I lived in the 1800s? What if I chose to marry him? What if I majored in English instead of journalism? Fifteen years ago this spring, I sat in a coffee shop...
Ish. Ish. Ish.

Ish. Ish. Ish.

Ish. Ish. Ish. Just where did we come up with this three-letter suffix that we seem to add to most any word? I’ll be there at 9-ish. She was feeling sluggish. He was kind of standoffish. Today I heard a youthful retail store clerk tell a customer ahead of me, “I’m...
Pointing in the Right Direction

Pointing in the Right Direction

There’s something freeing about your life pointing in the right direction. You know, when your goals and aspirations are coming out ahead of your everyday challenges and draining stressors. Pointing the right direction reminds me of this family classic photo when I...