From December, 2019

2019: My year in review

  It’s always a little melancholic to get to the end of a year: time is passing so quickly, but it’s also a little liberating to see what has been done in the past 12 months, too. So in the spirit of looking back before I look forward, I have opted to assess 2019 from…

The end of an era

Yesterday Dr Marry and I saw The Rise of Skywalker, the final Star Wars film (although I feel like Star Wars* is like The Rolling Stones or Cher–I’m not absolutely certain they understand what the word “final” really means since they seem to announce their *final* world tour again and again). But I digress… As…

Reflecting on my past and sharing some important advice

Yesterday, I had the absolute privilege of giving the commencement address at the December graduation ceremony of my first Alma Mater, Minnesota State University Moorhead. When President Anne Blackhurst called me in November to ask if I would be willing to speak, I jumped at the opportunity. This has secretly been on my bucket list…

Meek and mild just doesn’t cut it anymore

Throughout my life, I have had an image indelibly ingrained in my brain of a young woman, a girl really, compliant, humble, quiet and full of grace. She is content to let life happen to her and doesn’t question her fate. Instead, she has a radiant glow about her as she gently glides through her…

I really want (and need) to know

I have been accepted in to Seth Godin’s altMBA January class, and I am thrilled about it. Last week, I received the box of pre-reading materials, and because we were snowed in all Thanksgiving weekend, I have already devoured eight of the 11 books. If nothing else comes from the class, which I absolutely do…