RIP Jessi – We Need More Like You

"Reach for the stars" is an often used phrase to encourage young people to pursue, with fervor, their heart's desire.  Usually this phrase passes from the lips of a parent, coach, mentor or friend that knows them well and sees potential in said "young person" and believes in their future success. On the tragic death... Continue Reading →

Second Chances – Saved by Sevi

Often requested, sometimes given, never taken for granted...second chances.  We've all had those times in our life when we wished for one, decided to grant one or were the benefactor of one.  Mistakes are made, decisions regretted and if you're lucky a second chance turns up somehow. On a quiet road behind the airport amongst... Continue Reading →

“Falling” for the 2019 Nissan LEAF

'Tis the season.  School is back in session.  Relieved parents can take a breather after a summer of fun with the kids.  Teachers are re-charged after a restful couple of months  away from other people's kiddos.  It's a tradition. Teachers aren't the only things being re-charged this summer, enter the new 2019 Nissan LEAF®.  With... Continue Reading →

Coffee Is Life

I love coffee.  We are old friends.  My first remembrance of the liquid gold was on my Aunt Lize's lap dipping my cookies in her coffee. I was five. She and I would snuggle with a cup before anyone else got up and my visits with her were priceless.  Slowly she allowed me to finish up... Continue Reading →

Sweden Comes To America With The Volvo S60

Sweden.  A partner on the Scandinavian peninsula with Norway, it boasts three regions:   Norrland, Svealand, and to the south, Gotaland. It locates itself a little closer than the Baltic Sea when it comes home to Geneva, IL for six days in June to celebrate Svenskarnas Dag, the Midsummer Festival.  One and all come to Geneva... Continue Reading →

The Meaning of Maserati

Certain words stir us.  We hear them and an instant connotation forms.  Hearts flutter, minds race, nerves peak.  Good or bad, words are powerful and steer our pathways. Steer ME right towards a Maserati.  It evokes words like luxury, style, Italian design, powerful, dream car, and ultimate.  Words and the thoughts that come along with... Continue Reading →

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