Flavor of the day-Mindful Monday.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Local Flavor.” In Milwaukee Wisconsin there is one local flavor that has in its own right become a Milwaukee local flavor of the day. It is the most unusual daily experience of its kind that attracts hundreds of people through our fine city. There is no seasonalityContinue reading “Flavor of the day-Mindful Monday.”

Reminiscent of an early time

The walls all around our home hope to send a message of peace and romance. The traditionalist red brick ranch communicates a the story of two people who in its own rite are old school at heart. The mission is to capture memories that are important which color the journey of life. There is no roomContinue reading “Reminiscent of an early time”

Red Apple Grenade

I thought we were going to make pie. The building was a 20 story round tower filled with young minds on a quest for knowledge. The rooms were connected together by a common hallway and bathroom in each with four bedrooms that made up a suite. The young men were strangers but soon would shareContinue reading “Red Apple Grenade”

Fifteen Credits

Oddly enough I have thought about being in school all day yesterday. I was grading a pile of papers and planning a trip to New England next weekend.  My thoughts keep rewinding to being at student in the college. Even though I am lecturing at the University and not a student, the energy of the classroomContinue reading “Fifteen Credits”

Happy Birthday Blog!

Today is my blog’s 1st Birthday. This is exciting to me on many dimensions. It is incredible how something that we born in a challenge from a friend could become such a significant part of my life. There is not doubt that I lost many things in the past few years. With the favor ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday Blog!”

Kiss my … Goodbye

We sometimes get caught up in the day-to-day challenges, forgetting our capacity to handle what comes our way. I am convinced some days are so demanding that getting through it seems impossible. I am in the middle of the day and be so overwhelmed by challenges that it seems that success is impossible. How we approach the burden, ourContinue reading “Kiss my … Goodbye”

On the Road to Nowhere

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done.” Traveling today now diverted from the plane from New England, to Boston, to Detroit to get home to Milwaukee. We get shuffled around from line to line waiting as though we want to catch public transportation. No glamour or glory and certainly no luxuryContinue reading “On the Road to Nowhere”

Make it a Habit

it is unbelievable that Christmas is over and it is time again to meet the New Year. It seems so automatic. Our tradition of celebrating the biggest birthday of the year followed by ringing in the New Year with celebration. Sharing memories with family and friends, envisioning how the upcoming year will be different thanContinue reading “Make it a Habit”

The Blame Game

I have tried to understand people amidst all of our society’s conflict. Anytime something happens that is out of the ordinary it becomes a conflict. We immediately take sides in the circumstances of the event. Has everyone forgot “The Golden Rule?” It is hard to comprehend what actually is inside a persons thinking when they totallyContinue reading “The Blame Game”

The Sunshine Club

I finally had time this week to look through our Christmas Card Basket. I have this ritual of waiting until there is a pile and spending a whole evening reading cards, Christmas stories from our friends and family warm my heart. I really get no credit for the dozens and dozens of card we getContinue reading “The Sunshine Club”