I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I have writer’s block.  I have been trying to think of something insightful to write about for a good hour now.  But then it struck me like a ton of blocks (yes, I went there) that this is one of the most common feelings for people before, during and…

It was headline news last month when Katie Holmes, 33, filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after five years of marriage.  Disappointing the tabloids, they reached a settlement just eleven days later. In contrast to the divorce drama of other famous couples, these two came to agreement in record time.  This included not only financial…

This was my view one evening last week as I sat on the beach at sunset in Lincoln City, Oregon.  If you have ever been to the Oregon coast, you know that Oregonians do not travel to the beach for warmth, sunshine and sipping mai tais in bikinis.  For those who journey to this windy,…

The view of Lake Okoboji is as beautiful this year as it was 20 years ago when I saw it for the first time. It imparts peace in the morning, awe at sunset, and reflection at night. For over a decade this was the place of joyful summer fun for my family. Memories abound. My…