Off Course? Of Course.

I learned recently that airline pilots spend about 90% of flight time off-course. Using feedback from their on-board guidance system and from air traffic control, they constantly course correct for turbulence, winds and weather conditions.I find this very comforting,...

Welcome Worry and Wake Up

Often, I wake up around 4:00am, compelled to reevaluate my entire life and overhaul my entire personality.I awaken to a racing mind, a tense body, vivid images and long lists of all the things I wish were different in my life.This used to bother me. A lot.I’d...

Icy Conditions and Repair Work

Driving home from a beautiful Christmas concert in the snow storm last weekend, we passed multiple spin-outs on the roads. Given the icy conditions, I slowed way, way down on the freeway. My teenage daughter turned to me, “I think you need to go faster –...

Boots and Bodily Wisdom

I’ve lived in the Twin Cities for almost 10 years (this time around) and this is the first year that I am the proud owner of a pair of decent, waterproof winter boots. Let it be noted, I wouldn’t have these boots if it wasn’t for a good friend who...