I’m not a mom, but I’m still not lovin’ it. Parents across the country are gearing up for back to school season and hope to send their child to an environment rich with learning. But what are parents to do when they make healthy food choices for their children at home, only to have fast […]
It took just a few moments after arriving in Little Rock for me to feel the difference between North and South. I walked through the small, clean airport and headed to the station to pick up my rental car. Everyone was surprisingly friendly, even by Minnesota standards. It’s a different kind of friendly down South. People […]
You Reading This, Be Ready Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right […]
Back to school shopping was one of my favorite things and I looked forward to it all summer. Much to my mom’s dismay, I pestered her all summer to head to Target where I’d carefully select pretty notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils. As an adult, I’ve come to learn that the school environment isn’t as […]
I was shuffling my way through the security line at the Chicago airport when I noticed a young, confident girl in line in front of me. She was talking to a stranger and seemed to carry herself with poise, confidence and radiance rare in young girls today. I watched her and wondered how old she […]
Jonathan Franzen hits a home run in his collection of essays, How to Be Alone.
I was recently traveling for work when I stepped outside, walked to my rental car, glanced around the empty parking lot and paused… I could have been anywhere. I was surrounding by concrete, a Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and chain restaurants. I could have been in the suburbs of Minneapolis, where I grew up, […]