Burnt cookies are a life lesson

Chaos and Goodness

Chaos It’s six p.m. on baking day.  There are sprinkles, sugar, crushed peppermint, flour, and chocolate chips on every counter and on the floors.  All available counter space is covered with ingredients, cookies cooling on racks, cookie sheets, wax paper, and kitchen tools. The sink is full of soapy water and dirty dishes. The burnt […]

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A Life Changing Visit

Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. In February 2007, 18 months later, HIMSS, the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Organization held a conference

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Toilet Paper, Stickers, and The Great Helper

When Allison was a toddler, we used to hold her up to the wall where all our family photos were displayed and play “Who’s that?” You have probably played this with your own kids. “Who’s that?” we would ask. “Grampa Briese,” Allison would reply. This was a way for Allison to know her great extended family,

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