Solstice Sun

Today as I was driving listening to my new playlist with the skylight open on my Jeep, I couldn’t help but focus on the smell of summer air. I was at the stop sign where the smell of fresh-cut grass filled my senses. When I passed the city scape of buildings just right, the sunContinue reading “Solstice Sun”

Onalaska

The past several weeks I have made a few trips to West Wisconsin. One trip was to University of LaCrosse with Josh to tour campus and the other a business trip to Minneapolis for meetings with leadership from their Behavioral Health System. As I approached the Wisconsin/Minnesota border during each trip, I continued to haveContinue reading “Onalaska”

Turn the page, I can’t drive 55

Saturday is the best day of the week. I am taking a break from cooking for a party tonight. I have a few minutes while the homemade bread raises so here I am at the keyboard. I am always reflective when I am cooking for a party. I keep menus from my past parties paintingContinue reading “Turn the page, I can’t drive 55”

The Star

After hearing the king, they went their way. The star led them to the east.which they had seen in the east. They stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; andContinue reading “The Star”

Christmas tree lot

The other day I was in my home town and driving through the streets. I am able to return to the city a few times a year and when I do there is always some memory that resonates in my thoughts and heart. When driving through the streets, it seemed as though time has stoodContinue reading “Christmas tree lot”

Frankness

We can waste so much time worrying about what challenges us personally and in our relationships. We can get easily overwhelmed with the details and wrapped up in the menusha that nothing gets accomplished. We can get so emotional wondering what others might think of our position or judge our character. Will they hate me?Continue reading “Frankness”

Nostomania

I have figured out a feeling, that has haunted me for a longtime. It is this disorder that I didn’t know I had which manifests itself into a compulsion and it has affected me for my entire life.  Nostomania (Nos-tuh-mey-nee-uh): intense homesickness; an irresistible compulsion to return home, Nostomania. You might be wondering how aContinue reading “Nostomania”

I don’t feel my hair.

“Hey monkey how are you tonight?”, Lucas say’s to his daughter London on the phone.  “I am fine Dad leave me alone, you are always on my back, I am fine”, London stated defensively. London hung up the phone as Lucas sat at his kitchen table in Vermont. He worries about London all the time.Continue reading “I don’t feel my hair.”