May Your Soul Never Forget What We Lost That Day…

Over Labor Day weekend I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (https://www.911memorial.org/museum). I have visited the Memorial before, but not the Museum. I had heard from friends and colleagues that the Museum was a powerful experience, but I could not mentally frame what that experience would be like prior to actually experiencing it. I still…
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Share Joy

Many years ago, I was given a page-a-day Mary Engelbreit calendar. The calendar featured a bright, cheery, colorful illustration and sentiment on each page with joyful intent. As a fan of Mary Engelbreit, it was a great gift to receive. Alas, after I tore off the first page, I could never bear to tear off any…
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Savoring Summer In North Dakota

My son Noah is reticent to commit to a family vacation outside the state when it is “nice” in North Dakota. Noah’s “nice”translates to days that are not part of North Dakota’s winter. He figures if he is living with up to six months of cold, ice and snow he needs to appreciate all the “nice”…
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Let Us Remember The Fallen

On this day, let us remember the fallen. Let us recognize the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. These are the Americans who deserve our respect and admiration. They gave their lives in support and defense of this country’s ideals. They fought in conflicts and wars of others’…
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Milestones…

18 years ago, I attended my oldest child’s high school graduation with my youngest child on my lap.  Sarah was just shy of 18 at the time and Cheyenne was eight-weeks old. I remember the moment with absolute clarity.  It was, in so many ways, both surreal and life affirming. I fully appreciated in that moment how…
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