Annie’s Big Day!

My second daughter, Anne, graduated from the University of St. Thomas last weekend. It was a great day, we went out for a nice dinner at the Smack Shack in Minneapolis and it is fun for Jean and me to … Read More

My Mom

This is my mom, Mary, my sister, Patty, my brother, Marty and me.  We had a nice brunch at the Good Day Cafe in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  Great spot! My mom is a great lady who has done so much … Read More

Refill Guy

I am always amazed at how many times during the day I have the opportunity to refill things around me.  Sometimes it’s physical, often times mental and certainly spiritual. Physical things are easy and, while sometimes irritating, quickly accomplished.  Things … Read More

Martin Ehlen – My Grandpa

My Grandpa Martin died when I was eight years old. I remember that the last time that I saw him was when we went to the hospital after I had fallen down on a fishing trip with my Dad and … Read More

Enjoy Life Each Day

Today I found out that a friend of mine passed away while on vacation with his wife doing what helped him enjoy life, riding his Harley. Tim was a kind person and I feel a loss for what his family … Read More

You are what you reach for….

I’ve come to this conclusion after much thought.  It’s pretty simple, yet complex at the same time.  Humbling.  Kind of like me. I’ve come to learn that throughout my life, as I find myself firmly planted in middle age, I … Read More