Category Archives: Sobriety

Building Bridges and Strengthening Bonds

The Minneapolis Herald Tribune recently featured a story about two dear friends of mine, Sam Hanson and his son, Jai.  The story provides a timely message in bridge-building and one that during these divisive times will surely bring a healing balm.   Not an either/or: Minnesota police officer and dad find common ground on race and policing. Police officer, ex-judge work to see eye to eye. … Continue reading Building Bridges and Strengthening Bonds »

When Life Throws Us the Extraordinary

“There are no extraordinary individuals , just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary individuals are forced to deal with.“ ~ William Halse I’ve been lucky enough in life to know individuals who lived through extraordinary circumstances and who, because of the way they dealt with them, showed me a thing or two about how to deal with my own. 1962 was a bitter year for me. My father … Continue reading When Life Throws Us the Extraordinary »

Give Me Ethics Like Geese

“Interdependence is a fact, not an option.” ~ Peter Coyote  For the longest time I took comfort in being my own boss.  I loved my independence; I thought I was stronger, smarter, more effective when I worked alone.  When I worked with others it meant having to make compromises. History, however, proved me wrong.  I wasn’t, in fact, stronger, smarter or more effective alone.  Quite … Continue reading Give Me Ethics Like Geese »