8 Apr, 2019

What A Difference A Month Makes

2019-04-08T16:32:51-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Spending Time|

Call me a glutton for punishment. I’m a Minnesotan. Record snowfall in February. Major snowstorm in March. Too many difficult driving days to count. Commuting time up three-fold [...]

13 Mar, 2019

Elusive Balance

2019-03-13T16:34:22-05:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Career Talk|

"Ah balance—the elusive goal for women now and forever. I wonder, will it always be so?" Jess Lawson, my protagonist in A Better Next is giving voice to a question [...]

25 Feb, 2019

Listen Up!

2019-02-25T16:39:48-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: All about Books|

Another milestone on this book journey—I just finalized an agreement with my narrator/producer for my audio-book! And it was so fun! Writing a book is an interesting creative [...]

28 Jan, 2019

Gender-specific Networking?

2019-01-28T16:34:51-05:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Career Talk|

Returning from a short business trip to Arizona, my priorities were to turn the heat up (Phoenix 70 degrees St. Paul minus 3 degrees) go to the gym, [...]

18 Dec, 2018

Beware the Time Crunch

2018-12-18T16:24:39-05:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Relationships|

It happens every year. And, every year I vow I won’t let it happen the next year….the debate is  preventable after all. To send them, or not to [...]

12 Nov, 2018

A World Away

2018-11-12T16:23:10-05:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Spending Time|

I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Kyoto, Japan—self-quarantined for a day to try to get the upper hand on a poorly-timed cold. In a country [...]

1 Oct, 2018

Empty Nest—Tricky Transition

2018-10-01T16:21:41-05:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Relationships|

In my September blog, I quoted a friend of Jessica’s, my protagonist in A Better Next.  At a going away party for their respective sons and last children [...]

5 Sep, 2018

Soup, Sox and Empty Nest

2018-09-05T16:40:08-05:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Spending Time|

Last week I was at my lake place and experienced the first glimpse of fall. More like a bright flash-bulb in the face moment than a fuzzy image. [...]

8 Aug, 2018

Skipping in Killer Heels

2018-08-08T12:00:50-05:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: All about Books|

For awhile, “Skipping in Killer Heels” was the working title of my novel. So an article by April Wolfe, an LA based film critic, titled “Action Heroines find [...]

21 Jul, 2018

Women Have an Edge

2018-08-08T08:48:34-05:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Career Talk|

“Women seem to have an edge on executive level skills. I’m amazed at everything my wife does to keep our household humming, the kids schedules coordinated and our [...]