In the dark

Michael was sitting on the side of the road on a barren rural highway in his car. It was 1 am and he just left the office buried in mounds of files all needing his attention at the same time. He felt nothing, his body was absent of any sensation, almost void of any signContinue reading “In the dark”

Proverbs 27:17

There is bible verse stuck in my head ever since I read it the other day. It imprinted in heart, even got stuck in my throat. You know that feeling right?  It is impossible to imagine life without people around who love you unconditionally. It is easy to think of needing love like you need water. ImagineContinue reading “Proverbs 27:17”

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”

Buffalo Nickel 1988

It was the spring 1988 and I was finishing my internship at the Mayo Clinic. My roommates and I were so excited to complete our mission. It was the best and the most challenging time of our lives. We had formally graduated from OT school with a grand ceremony back home at the University. We returnedContinue reading “Buffalo Nickel 1988”

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”

Actually, I can…

There are many things that happen in life that seem insurmountable. Sometimes all bad luck converges at one time and it feels like there is no way out. Things happen that change the trajectory of your dreams by altering the course. There are definitely events that are out of our control. No matter how much weContinue reading “Actually, I can…”