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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 [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00November 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 [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00October 14th, 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 [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:22-04:00September 2nd, 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 [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:23-04:00August 4th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

Respite: Try What Has Not Been Tried

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” - Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, author of the above quote, was revered by many but also confused many, and even angered some, through his choices of expression. His message, however, is applicable for each of us, [...]

2019-03-19T14:49:23-04:00June 30th, 2016|All, Respite|