Sure, I make New Year’s Resolutions. But year after year, a friend told me I never did that right.

I once wrote that my New Year’s Resolution was to visit New York City. “That is a bucket list,” I was told.

Another year, I wrote a four-page well-written list. “Cathy, tha...

July 20, 2016

A HUGE plate of nachos (extra cheese) and two beers for $4.22?  

I knew all appetizers were half off as a selection of beers, but it did not really hit me until I gawked at the bill.

“So much for SO cheap!” I exclaimed to the waitress.

“Oh,” she said, her voice all...

March 2, 2016


I am going to try not to get too emotional as I say this:  


I now have Health Insurance. 


Health Insurance.  




At the age of 43, I never worked at a company that provided health insurance.    

While Obamacare was more affordable, it re...

January 15, 2016

College is for boys.

That was the feedback Janet Donovan, founding Board member of College STILL Achievable (CSA), received from her mother when she was graduating high school.

While Donovan, age 56, was pregnant at sixteen and chose adoption, she graduated high school w...

October 31, 2015

Enough was enough.

It was day 10 of my16 days bedridden in the hospital.  Who knew that buying cat food and bottled water would result in a broken shoulder and neck?


Finally, the nurse said, “You need to manage your pain medication before you can go home.”


After working with hundreds of students in improving literacy in Waukesha County, Wisconsin for the past twelve years, I am thrilled to work with a fabulous Board of Directors to elevate literacy to a whole new level!

When I often tell people what it is I do (Improving...

“You help with math?!” one client I spoke with at a Food Pantry exclaimed.

I LOVE recruiting students for Literacy For All (LFA)/College Still Achievable (CSA)!

Many people do not know HOW we can help them.  Until we tell them.

LFA/CSA is designed to provide literacy serv...

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