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Milestones of meeting in-laws

Milestones That Make You Cry

Life is marked by a series of milestones. My husband, Bill, and I experienced one of those milestones this weekend ...
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Why this Green Bay girl chooses the Milwaukee Brewers

To everyone who hopped on the Milwaukee Brewers’ bandwagon this October I say “Welcome!” and “What took you so long?” ...
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Story in American Funeral Director

Is your company effectively telling its story?

I know a great story idea when I hear one. After all, I worked at a newspaper for nearly 10 ...
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Ghostwriting for blogs, website content

5 Reasons why you should hire a ghostwriter

I often hear this comment from clients: “I’m not a writer. Can you help?” That’s when I become their ghostwriter ...
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How a health scare changed my perception of Mother’s Day

I faced a frightening health scare the week leading up to Mother’s Day, and the relief over what could-have-been made ...
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Writing professionals and freelancers at Untitled Town

10 Tips for Freelancers: Writing Is A Lucrative Business

At the Untitled Town Book and Author Festival last weekend I gained inspiration from the writing professionals who told their ...
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NWTC student success

From the check-out counter to the research lab

Note: Here's an inspiring story I wrote for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where I earned my marketing degree. NWTC student ...
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Wonder Writer action figure

Wonder Writer moniker goes 3D

My husband, Bill, has a reputation for giving me over-the-top presents on holidays, like a full-length floor mirror he secretly ...
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Joan Koehne on birthday

5 Generations Blend on my Birthday

It just so happened that last year, my birthday fell on a day when I had class at NWTC. I guess ...
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Volunteering is good for your career

Top 10 Tips for Succeeding in a New Career

Before jumping ship a year ago to open my own business I was racked with uncertainty about changing my career ...
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