Calling People of Compassion…

Not long ago, whenever a coworker, friend, neighbor or family member came to me when they were doing some fund-raising activity, I opened up my checkbook. I ended up with a freezer full of cookies from the Girl Scouts and popcorn from the Boy Scouts. And I have a t-shirt collection from the March of…

A Place to Die For

Yesterday I spent  six hours in the Emergency Room at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. No one goes to the ER to hang out or have fun. I went there because I was experiencing enormous pain. I had narrowed down the cause. I was either going into labor or having a kidney stone attack. It…

St. Baldrick’s Wrap-Up

Early in March, I asked people if they would donate money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I would provide the hair if others could help with the funds. I dedicated this effort to Carly, the daughter of a good friend, Tracy, who was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. Here is an update on…

Grow Where You’re Planted

Grow where you’re planted. It doesn’t mean we have the same opportunities or abilities. It doesn’t mean that we grow at the same rate. It doesn’t mean that we produce the same results. It does mean that we should do what we can with what we’ve been given. I’ve been given hair. Lots of it….