A few weeks ago, I was interviewed on a wonderful podcast called, ‘Taking the Middle Seat.’ The premise of the podcast is to truly get to know others around us. When we ride in an airplane, it is unikely that mamy of us truly want to take the middle seat and have converstions with strangers on either side of us. But, let’s think for a minute what it would be like if we all did, what we would all be able to learn from each other.

Andrea interviews various people from various backgraounds and just learns about them and shares them with others. My episode released yesterday. My next guest, Theresa, was on her show several months ago as well. I’m sure you all will enjoy listening.


I also promised to put up a few dates for candle lighting and remembrance ceremonies that I hear about so here is my brief list so far:

Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, December 8th 7 pm local time

Please visit compassionatefriends.org/events for locations worldwide 9 goal is to have at 7 pm in every time zone so the light slowly goes around the entire world

Grand Rapids, MI location – Park Congreagational Church


Hope and Healing

Friday December 6th 7pm

Annie’s Hope, St. Louis MO

RSVP to LizRA@annieshope.org


Two Services led by Gwen

Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, MI, December 1 at 3pm

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, East Lansing, MI December 7th at 11am