Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine Research Link

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 […]

Mohop Shoes on the MOVE!

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 […]

MOHOP Shoes: US-Made, Woman-Owned, Eco-Friendly, Vegan, and Pretty!

The more I learn about Annie Mohaupt and Mohop “infinitely interchangeable shoes”, the more enthusiastic I am about sharing this story. [youtube][/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 of My Happy Memories of Santa Claus

  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 […]

Thanksgiving Always Brings Me Thoughts of My Father

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 […]

The Meaning of Life and Setting Goals – Part One: A Phone Chat with Mom

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.

Overcoming My Past – Part 3 – It takes Work to combat inertia!

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. […]