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Silence and Surrender

Silence and Surrender

3 min read Silence and Surrender As I look out my window at the wintery white scene, the still silence of the snow reminds me of the silence of 2020. Isolated and alone, over 500,000 of our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, have...

2 min read Letting Go I have a hard time letting go. My house is overflowing with books I’ve never read, outfits I’ve never worn, and projects I’ll never get to. I also have the tendency to cling to resentments, self-criticism, and even unhealthy relationships. These...
Unity

Unity

In my family growing up, we participated in lively political dinner time discussions. When distant relatives came to visit the conversations got even livelier! The reason for this is that both my parents were political activists. My mother ran for alderman in Rockford...
Transformation

Transformation

2 min read Transformation One of my favorite insects in the garden is the monarch butterfly. Each Spring it sleepily emerges from its cocoon unveiling the rich colors of its magnificent wings. Like no other creature, the monarch travels 3,000 miles to find food and...
Branding

Branding

2 min read I absolutely disdain the idea of branding!  When I started preparing the marketing of my book, you can imagine my chagrin when I learned I had to “brand” myself! When I think of branding, I think hot irons searing into the flesh of a horse or a cow,...