Ten Tracks

I’ve always been a music lover. The music I love has changed over time, though. I don’t remember what I listened to as a child, but I’m sure it was whatever was on the radio, probably in Spanish, or playing on my dad’s stereo, which could have been anything from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley…

The last hour

The last hour is always the hardest. When it’s the last hour before you go on vacation it will go one of two ways: Each minute will feel at least ten times longer. You’ve wrapped up projects, prepared out-of-office auto-replies in your email, recorded your out-of-office voicemail greeting and you’re packed up and ready to…

A Football Haiku

This assignment is all about word count, so here’s my very first attempt at a Haiku. It’s Championship Sunday in the NFL, so.. Let’s bring it home, Vikes. Time to make history with A game-winning play. Written for WordPress’s Finding Everyday Inspiration course. Day 13: Play with Word Count

The Post: A brief review

Last night we made an impromptu decision to go out and see The Post, the new Spielberg movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth the price of admission. Go ahead and spring for some popcorn, too. You might finish it before the movie actually start if…

Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you about the exciting day I had yesterday. We’d been hearing rumors for a couple of months, and then were advised a couple of weeks ago to sign up for one of the training sessions offered. What were we being trained on? So glad you asked. How…

Back to the scene of the crime

Is it possible we’re at the “early bird special” point in our lives? Feels like we’re too young for that still. It’s Winter Restaurant Week downtown so when I planned my menus for the week I allowed for a night out: a date night. It makes sense to go right after work though. No use…

To write or not to write

That is the question. This is another tough assignment and I’m not sure where to start. I’m even tempted to skip it. But I did write something earlier about “no excuses” didn’t I? I’m not a writer by profession but I do have to stretch my creative writing muscles at work every once in a…

A thank you note

Dear Minnesota Vikings: I have to confess it hasn’t always been easy to be a Vikings fan. But last night’s win… Woke up this morning wondering if that really happened. Thank you. Thank you for giving us a game that had us at the edge of our seats, hearts pounding. Thank you for winning with…