Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

Beautiful people: Kathypalooza

My sister Kathy approached the occasion of her 50th birthday party with unfettered glee. She mingled, hugged, high-fived, sang, chatted, reminisced, tasted, sipped, posed, and, utterly unfazed by the number on the top of her cake, happily wished as she blew out her candles. Unsure which of her favorite two outfits she should wear, Kathy [...]

Beautiful people: A world-changing peep

Beautiful people: A world-changing peep

My friend Harriet drives an adorable yellow Bug, and a world-changing program based on empathy and joy. Wisconsibs, whose mission is to foster a community of support and understanding for brothers and sisters of individuals with special needs, has grown dramatically and strategically in the 20 years since Harriet founded it, shortly after the birth [...]

Beautiful people: A global ambassador for resiliency and love

Beautiful people: A global ambassador for resiliency and love

My friend Lois has become a global ambassador for resiliency and love. She is living, smiling, winking proof that life's second act can be as rich and full as its first.   Last week, Lois greeted her 12th host student, the lovely Juliette from Belgium, and the two immediately commenced on a whirlwind tour of [...]