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When There Are No Words

There are times in our lives when we simply have no words.  A time just after receiving some shocking news or witnessing a life changing event that leaves us utterly speechless. A time when the brain seems to replay the imprinted tape over and over to make sure it was interpreted correctly.  And when we […]

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Mary’s Quilt

A quilt is a tapestry of fabric pieces that when sewn together create a personal masterpiece. The beauty of each quilt is in taking seemingly unrelated pieces and turning them into a work of art. A quilt can also be the timeless bond between young women who experienced something rare during our formative years that […]

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Jean K. Freeman, A Woman of Worth

Girls need female role models and mentors to help shape them into women of worth. Specifically, I want to recall one such woman, Jean Freeman, my former swimming coach at the University of Minnesota. Jean had a profound impact on me as an athlete and more importantly as an emerging female leader. Prior to my […]

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Unexpected Final Gifts

As we enter into the season of giving, this blog seems most fitting.   My mother passed away unexpectedly 31 years ago. I was in college at the time and remember returning home for the funeral only to discover a partially packed box mom had been preparing to mail me for Halloween. The box contained […]

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Why You Need a Caddy

My husband surprised me with an unusual gift for our 30th anniversary, a caddy. It was not just a caddy, but a round of golf with a caddy as part of a very romantic getaway. But it was the caddy that threw me for a loop. As we were walking up to the bag drop […]

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Buen Camino

Peeling back the onion on a once-in-a-lifetime experience is complicated. My husband and I returned from Spain two weeks ago and a common question is, “So, how was it?” My answer was never what I wanted, but what can you expect from a hallway conversation or brief encounter when you don’t know if they really […]

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