Why we need to talk more about politics and religion — not less
A friend commented: “When I go visit relatives, we don’t talk politics. That way we can all still stay friends.” Another friend declared: “Oh, I don’t discuss my faith. That’s personal.” Silence falls.
I moved to a new country
The first time I arrived in Iowa City, Iowa, where I was moving from Sweden, I almost turned and ran. It was 2 am. I was fresh off a Greyhound bus. Right in front of me was a huge sign “Road Closed” and torn down buildings…
Hiking in the Swiss Alps sounded like a really fun thing to do. Sunny day, good company. Everything so perfect. And I almost died that day.
A moment that changed everything
She looked around the room and asked, loud enough so everyone would hear: “Does anyone here know Berlin?”
Capturing family stories
Family history is quirky. You just never know what you’re going to find. It could be stories of growing up in the Depression or meeting Geronimo.