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Thursday, July 23, 2020

We are half-way through the year, as unlikely as that might seem. July is an opportune time to pause, re-group and trust that dedicated effort has an impact.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

We are living in a time which seems to pose more questions than it offers answers.... Remember to inhale, exhale... repeat as necessary.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Even though this is a time of great uncertainty, we take comfort in the ordinary and familiar: spring arrives with sunshine and flowers, birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated with creativity and heart, and parents welcome new babies...

Monday, April 6, 2020

In this moment of new uncertainty, we find ourselves stretching our capacities in innovative ways and also returning to reliable standards. We are trying new technology and finding creative solutions, and we are also going back to basics.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Widowed and wondering… What is important to you? It seems overwhelming. The bills and newspapers continue to arrive, along with a stream of well-meaning visitors. Nothing feels normal...

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Widowed and worrying…What do you do now? If 50% of marriages end in divorce, the other 50% end in death. Whether the death is sudden and unexpected or as the result of a lingering illness, the early days of loss are a blur ...

Monday, June 3, 2019

Our first time running this relay, and Team Stratz brought home the 3rd place finish in the Crossfit/Corporate Division. Woohoo!

Monday, October 8, 2018

How will you choose the right bike for your journey? It depends… How far do you want to go? Via paved road? Or mountain trail? Will the pace be whirlwind or leisurely? The options are dizzying if you don’t know where...

Monday, August 27, 2018

Whenever I see a bicycle, I think of a lifetime of effort and friends and fun. I think of jumping and flying and movement and joy. Of dreaming big and peddling to get there -- sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly -- in the direction I...

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tim completed his second year as a volunteer with Reading Partners, bringing his trademark combination of humor and proficiency to the classroom...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Normally at this hour, it’s just me, the morning news reports, a cup of coffee, and the dog, but today my youngest son is up and ready for early morning workouts. His season does not officially begin until August, but the...

Monday, January 22, 2018

We are stepping into 2018 and looking forward to what the New Year (and indeed, the rest of the year) will bring. But it's not going to happen by itself. What are your goals? How will you get there?

Monday, October 16, 2017

We just got back from another parent weekend, this time visiting our college freshman in the Midwest. For Tim and me, there is nothing better than seeing our happy student in his element. He worked hard his senior year in high school,...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Overheard at Stratz Financial: “I don’t think everybody else likes Mondays as much as I do.” Mondays? Who likes them? Who greets Mondays with a grin? Who looks forward to the work week? Who gets up with the birds (and...