It’s Getting Tough Over Here 

As my Ironman St George training ramps up I find myself thinking often, “this is hard.”  4am alarms are hard. Training to ride a technical course with thousands of feet of elevation is hard.Doing so inside during the WI winter is hard. Running in freezing temps,...

Never Forget to Laugh

Last week I wrote about what many of us consider to be the most serious topic of all: death. And while I hope you have thought about death in more accepting way since reading, I also recognize that a new practice in focusing on it can leave us not as sunny and chipper...

Don’t Wait to Live

As many of you know, we recently had to make the tough choice to end the life of our longtime goofy Rottweiler, Enzo. He had been in pain for a long time and at the end of his life he gave us some final cues that it was time to make the most humane decision we could...

Because I Love It 

Each year Jamie and I give our kids an experience as combined birthday and Christmas gifts. It is an opportunity for him to take the boys somewhere fun and for Halle and I to take our own girls’ trip. After a 2020 travel gift hiatus, Halle and I recently visited sunny...

Your Next Episode

This past Friday we celebrated the 17th birthday of my youngest child as well as the 60th birthday of my mom. We always joke that it can’t be a coincidence that Q was born on my mom’s birthday. Although they are at distinctly different times in their lives, they are...