I’ve wanted to be a professional writer for decades. When I was young, I wrote poetry and song lyrics and dreamed of being a photojournalist. I even wrote about becoming and being a writer in this earlier blog post. Long-time student that I’ve been, I’ve written many term papers and research reports, and was even included […]
When I was a pre-med student in community college, I was fortunate to have a friendly acquaintance who was a PhD in physiology. Through him, I was able to secure a student position at the United States Veterans Administration at Hines where I had an introduction to real research. My position was essentially that of […]
Hey! Exciting news! Remember my previous post about Mohop Shoes? Well, Annie Mohaupt and her Chicago-based Mohop Shoes will be on Science Channel’s How It’s Made on October 24, 2014! Call me weird, but I’ve watched every one of their YouTube videos! I’m not a shoe lover, but I do love the ingenuity of the […]
Annie Mohaupt was committed, and she and her team decided a US manufacturing facility was the answer for Mohop Shoes.
The more I learn about Annie Mohaupt and Mohop “infinitely interchangeable shoes”, the more enthusiastic I am about sharing this story. [youtube]http://youtu.be/5tQk9CyCfYo[/youtube] Annie Mohaupt is a Chicago-based shoemaker who is changing the face of domestic manufacturing with Mohop, an innovative shoe brand with an 8-year-old history. MOHOP was created by Annie and is managed by […]
One memorable Christmas Eve when we were pre-schoolers, my sister Laura and I spent the night at our grandparents’ house. At bedtime, Grandma told us to settle down on the sofa on the “back porch”, a small, 4-season enclosure just off the kitchen. The room was just big enough to contain a small sofa facing […]
You’ve seen the Facebook posts: “10 Little-know facts about me” Well, I’ve chosen to do mine here. 1. Regarding weddings: I have been a bride’s maid, a bride, a maid of honor, a best man, and an officiant, in that order. I was first bride’s maid for my BFF Pattie back in 1979. I was […]
The dying of an estranged family member is at least as difficult as the dying of a close loved one. Emotions surface that we had suppressed or even repressed, and we have to make decisions under the influence of those emotions. Uncle Phil’s recent, sudden illness and process of dying was no exception. Partially because […]
After a significant birthday, I have been examining my life goals and evaluating what to do with the rest of my life. A phone call with Mom put things into perspective.
This body has been at rest for the greater part of the last nine years, being sedentary as a student and then as a marketing professional. Building momentum to combat inertia will require consistent, persistent Work (physics). Knowing this is true, and consciously choosing to act on this knowledge, I went out for another jog. […]