Tag Archives: death

Yes, This Is Who We Are

  Aside from the ubiquitous thoughts and prayers, the refusal to consider any kind of gun control at all because it’s always too soon to talk about it, and the flags once again lowered to half-staff, there is another thing … Continue reading

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Bolton Refuge House Fall Gala Speech

I was invited by Bolton Refuge House to be their keynote speaker at their annual Fall Gala. Bolton is the oldest domestic violence shelter in the state and is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They also provide services for sexual … Continue reading

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On Living

While country music is not my favorite style of music there is one crossover song that strikes me every time I hear it. It is Tim McGraw’s song, Live Like You Were Dying. Every time I hear the line, “Someday I … Continue reading

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This moment

This moment These messages of death come tumbling across social media as swift as wind-swept leaves. Robin Williams killed himself, Lauren Bacall is gone, a teen killed in Missouri, children in Gaza. We are all connected in our mourning. I … Continue reading

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Northern Lights and Smiles

Several years ago I was driving back to Madison from my hometown of Shullsburg, Wisconsin in the southwestern corner of the state. It was winter and as I was driving I suddenly noticed incredible colored lights in the sky, shifting … Continue reading

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My Gift

It has been five years since I stepped onto the stage for an opening night play at Broom Street Theater in Madison and then after the play did not celebrate but instead left the theater in the back of an … Continue reading

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Mom Getting Ready

The last time I saw my mother she was mostly lucid, her memory seeming fairly sharp, as was her wit. I haven’t been able to get home for a while, but have been getting reports about her health which had … Continue reading

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