February 24th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

The snow has missed us again. I recall winters in Upsala that were amazing. Maybe it was because I was a child, but the snow piles seemed huge. In fact, I have seen pictures of the area around Grandma Ramlo’s grocery store that are proof positive. In Upsala there was a “Dead Man’s Corner”. It […]

February 17th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

I celebrated my seventh birthday in Vienna, Austria. I was an army brat. Dad served in the navy during the war and later he joined the army. In 1950 he was a Sergeant in the 5th Army stationed in Vienna. As “dependents” we were housed in an apartment building that was quite nice. There were […]

February 10th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

This week there was delivery of new furniture to the newly remodeled Alcuin Library on campus. The library is one of the architectural marvels designed by Bauhaus trained architect, Marcel Breuer, in the 1950s. The library was built in 1964. I approached the truck driver and told him that I had been in the office […]

February 3rd, 2017 by Gary Osberg

Part 3 of “How I stayed sober for 40 years” involves spending 10 minutes every morning in “readings”. This is one that I include in my session. JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try […]