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Respite: Pause, Breathe, Smile

“The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision.” - Rob Kall Wherever we are in our journey through life, we might ponder the difference between sight and vision; brain and heart. Our brains have helped us get as far as we have in our responsibilities and, yet, it is [...]

December 2nd, 2016|All, Respite|

Respite: Go Confidently

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau One thing the above quote does not mention is that going confidently in the direction of your dreams may not necessarily present a straight path forward. Twists and turns often occur. At times, life events seem to [...]

November 19th, 2016|All, Respite|

TranSpirations: Take In Love

Tom’s April 4, 2008 I’m home! Amazing that it’s only been four days since my surgery. Recovery went smoothly. I was up walking in no time and although the 9 inch cut into my torso is serious---pain is little and it will heal nicely I have no doubt. Rehab will be a challenge and [...]

October 14th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: Appreciate What We Have

Tom’s Journal-March 30, 2008 This second day of recovery, I see Em, my other daughter. Great to laugh with her as she asks how my “ticker thing” is working. I see my ole pal Feds in the back of the room and motion him over. Tell him “thanks” as I hear he’s been hanging [...]

September 30th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: The Work of Transition

Tom’s Journal-March 28, 2008 6:00 AM..."We go" as my quarterback from Ripon College would say as our offense took the field. I'm calm; at peace. Les and daughter Libby slept in my hospital room. Lib read the 91sst Psalm to me. Dr. Nicolasi came by to give me confidence. I joked about how I [...]

September 16th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: Putting It Off is Over

Tom’s Journal-March 21, 2008 So here I am alone in the admitting room of Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin. Just finished calls to my wife, brothers Jack, Jim, Bill, Feds, a friend from high school and college, cuz Mary, and my secretary at UW Milwaukee. Feeling pretty talked out. We’re getting ‘er [...]

September 2nd, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: Finding Strength When Afraid

Tom’s Journal-March 15, 2008 Home early today from the CT Scan to see how large the aortic aneurysm is—this will help determine when to do the surgery. If close to 5 cm, it’s game time. If less, wait a year or so. Dr. N calls at 3 and I’m glad my wife Les will [...]

August 18th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: Facing Your Fears

Tom’s Journal-March 3, 2008 I wish it wasn’t happening—but by accepting it, I feel stronger. Weird—I am strong in my weakness. Pretty sure the disciple Paul said something like that. I guess that adds up because when we are afraid and things are out of our control, we have only one place to turn—the [...]

August 4th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

TranSpirations: Moving Forward From Your Status Quo

Tom’s Journal-February 23, 2008 This is the major leagues. I’ve had a few life altering events—births, marriage, deaths; you know the stuff. But this is right up there as I follow my cardiologist’s guidance to find a surgeon. Met with one today. He seemed fine but something wasn’t quite right. He was smart; had [...]

July 22nd, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

Transpiration: Just Knowing It Will be Alright

Tom’s Journal-February 22, 2008 I sit in the blue chair and read a bit about Gnostic faith in The Nag Hamaradi Scriptures given to me by my son Jay. “Western civilization is rooted in three impulses—reason, faith and gnosis (inner knowing). I like that last one---there is a part of us which “knows”—just because [...]

July 7th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|