My daughter at college answered her cellphone with a low, raspy voice. I immediately adopted a parental mode of annoyance and concern -- wondering if the voice came from being out too late or if she was not feeling well. ''Why are you talking like that?" I asked. She said, "Dad, I'm in the library."
Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:14 PM
As the pitchers and catchers report to spring training, optimism for our Minnesota Twins rushes through me.
Updated: February 25, 2012, - 04:29 PM
Perhaps the most important voice to ignore is the notorious "No!" Those "No's'' are the things that prevent us from living.
Updated: January 28, 2012, - 09:15 PM
I received a recent e-mail from someone regarding their health that left me unsettled. I knew that there was nothing I could do about it, other than provide support, but it nagged at me anyway. Eventually I got caught up in some other things and the feelings went away. Feeling unsettled is unsettling. In spite of those proclamations to ''Never Settle!'' I think it's more important at this time of year to discuss the value of the different ways of settling.
Updated: December 31, 2011, - 03:06 PM
One of our daughters called from college the other night. "Dad, can you buy me some stocks?" she urged.
Updated: November 27, 2011, - 10:26 AM
We received a text from one of our daughters the day after we dropped her at college: "I'm not sure that this is the right school for me."
Updated: October 29, 2011, - 02:08 PM
Let's be clear. We don't really care about our money. We care about what we think our money buys us -- security, experiences, maybe an image.
Updated: September 24, 2011, - 12:57 PM
A hunger for one answer often exists in the financial planning world. But there isn't one. Rather than try to know the unknowable or explain the inexplicable, what if you got some key big things right by doing many little things right?
Updated: August 27, 2011, - 09:19 PM
The state of Minnesota and the U of M seem to be at a tipping point. A mutually beneficial solution is best.
Updated: May 31, 2011, - 10:30 AM