So I Got a Tattoo Mar07

So I Got a Tattoo

When I created my Bike MS team in 2009, I knew the team was going to need a mascot. Something that would signify the spunk and fight of the Saint Kate’s Fighting Saints team. My husband, Dan, replaced the helmet on the St. Paul Fighting Saints hockey player with the red pigtails from the Wendy’s girl and plopped the kid on a tricycle. Saint Kate’s Cycling Saint was born and she’s been with the team ever since. Last year I did something I had talked about doing since college: I got a tattoo. That’s right a tattoo. The “right” design never came to me. There was never anything I felt about strongly enough to have with me for the rest of my...

Give a Book, Save a Life Jun28

Give a Book, Save a Life

“Today I dropped another shipment of books off at our local shelter. As I wrestled the first box out of the car, a woman trotted over. ‘Are you donating books?’ she asked. ‘Yup.’ ‘Do you mind if I grab one before you bring them in? They get snatched up pretty quick.’ ‘Help yourself! What sorts of things do you like to read?’ ‘I’d love a mystery, if you have any.’” That was the message I got this morning from Chris Holm. This all started back in January. I was listening to WNYC. They were reporting on the pressure homeless shelters experience during the winter months. A woman called in. Sadly, she had visited shelters in both the U.S....