Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

By Wolf Erlbruch A dear friend sent me this enchanting book. The illustrator portrays the story of an evolving relationship between death and a being who has a limited lifespan, the duck.  The text is spare and to the point: For a while now, Duck had had a feeling....
Still Experiencing Writer’s Block!

Still Experiencing Writer’s Block!

I was once complaining to a long-suffering friend about how a project was stymied by my current bout of writer’s block. She remarked that she had never experienced it. WOW! I pleaded for her secret. She looked at me calmly and said: “I don’t write.” Okay. Well I do....
Back-To-School

Back-To-School

 So far we have completed 3 sessions of the Internship in Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian Tradition. Three overnight trips from Milwaukee to Chicago—getting familiar with Chicago buses and trains. It is like a dream sequence. Forty years ago I traveled on...
A New Decade

A New Decade

Here it is—the first week of my 70’s and the first week of the new school year and the kick-off to a new way to be of service. This website is a celebration of all three. What can I say about turning 70? I have been talking about it for months to long-suffering...
Cost of Care? Who cares? We care!

Cost of Care? Who cares? We care!

The title of an article on the cover of the AARP magazine (June/July 2018) jumped out at me:  “Broke from Cancer” by Peter Moore. “Cancer can attack more than just your body and mind.  It can also destroy your bank account.  Even the best health insurance might not...
Holistic Aging

Holistic Aging

A human being: body/mind/spirit. An aging human being: an aging body/mind/spirit. The three are interwoven into a structure—a kind of triple helix that becomes more and more unique over time. It is vital to keep all three elements in mind whichever one is first...