Leaf Peeping

This is our second autumn in Indiana, and it’s really beautiful. I always thought Wyoming autumns were glorious, and I still do. There is something very special about an Indian summer day catching the gold of the aspen leaves quaking in the breeze. The cool nights and warm days create a most enjoyable contrast. Indiana […]

St. Kateri Tekawitha

July 14 is the memorial of St. Kateri Tekawitha, the first Native American saint. The “Lily of the Mohawks” Converting to Christianity through the work of Jesuit missionaries who had come to her village in New York, she was devout in her faith and consecrated herself to virginity in spite of the repercussions of such […]

Uninformed Advice is Bad Advice

(Just a note about my qualifications for writing what follows.  I am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and have been since 1993.  I was involved in the investment consulting business for almost  a quarter-century.  I earned several sets of credentials along the way – Certified Investment Management Analyst; Certified Investment Management Consultant; Accredited Investment Fiduciary […]

Notes from Exile – Day 7

We are finding out who takes this seriously and who does not; who wants to help and who does not; who sees this as an opportunity to advance their own agenda and whose view is more focused on the good of all. I’m not calling out any groups or individuals, as my opinions may be […]