MLK Day: A perfect day to examine our “isms” racism, sexism, genderism

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is usually a day where we look back on the life of a vaunted man, one who had dreams of multicultural harmony in the land of the red, white and blue. But looking back, how far has the U.S. really come in its race relations? ...more

Wordless Wednesday: A peaceful Norwegian town

Harestua, Norway ...more

My life in Norway’s winter wonderland

This weekend my part of Norway was socked with snow, and it’s been like walking around in a snow globe. We got nearly a foot of snow in about 24 hours and it was cool to see how the Norwegians took it all in stride. But hey, this is Norway, what’d I expect? ...more

Our holiday season in Norway: Cured meats and fireworks

Happy 2016! We are now on the other side of the holiday season and it kinda feels good to be back in the swing of things. Though it wasn’t our first Christmas in Norway, it’s the first one that we’ve had since moving here.Many of you have asked me what Christmas is like in Norway, so here’s the skinny:...more

Our holiday season in Norway: Cured meats and fireworks

Happy 2016! We are now on the other side of the holiday season and it kinda feels good to be back in the swing of things. Though it wasn’t our first Christmas in Norway, it’s the first one that we’ve had since moving here ....more

BBC #100Women: Talking about self image, careers and gender roles in Oslo

Does a woman’s successful career affect her relationship? What are some self-image issues for women who are over 35? How do we raise our boys to be men who respect women’s boundaries? ...more

Wordless Wednesday: A glimpse of our trip to Hawaii

Sunset at a Mauna Lani beach. Share… Read more .. ....more

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Veterans Day

There are a lot of veterans in my family and I’m proud of them all. The four pictured above are just a snapshot of our history in serving the United States of America. I send a big thank you to the veterans of yesterday and today ....more

Mizzou Shakeup: My alma mater finally addresses its age-old issue

It’s a good day to be a Missouri Tiger. I’ve been closely watching the racial unrest at my alma mater, the University of Missouri, where Tim Wolfe stepped down Monday as president amid criticism of his handling of social injustice issues on campus. Hours later, Chancellor R ....more

Celebrating Halloween, Norwegian style

We’ve made it through our first Halloween in Norway. These past few weeks, I’ve been wondering how it was going to be because Norwegians have only celebrated All Hallows’ Eve for the past 15 or so years. There’s a holiday near the Christmas season called husbukk where kids go around knocking on doors asking for treats, but it’s not the same ....more