The Patient Shared Billing Ruling That Got Things Rolling!

In May of 2005, The Patient Shared Billing ruling passed the US Congress and got things rolling. Patient Shared Billing was quietly enacted and changed the landscape of healthcare. As I was cleaning out some files today, I came across an interesting piece of history that I had saved.

Annie’s Big Day!

My second daughter, Anne, graduated from the University of St. Thomas last weekend. It was a great day, we went out for a nice dinner at the Smack Shack in Minneapolis and it is fun for Jean and me to see our kids growing up. Anne will be going to Thailand in the Fall to teach English and see some more of the world. She was firmly bitten by the travel bug during her time in the Semester at Sea program that she participated in last year. I admire her bravery and courage to step-out into new situations like she … Read More

My Mom

This is my mom, Mary, my sister, Patty, my brother, Marty and me.

Refill Guy

I am always amazed at how many times during the day I have the opportunity to refill things around me.

Martin Ehlen – My Grandpa

My Grandpa Martin died when I was eight years old. I remember that the last time that I saw him was when we went to the hospital after I had fallen down on a fishing trip with my Dad and Brother and cut my side open. I had to have stitches so we went to the hospital to get it sewn up and then visited Grandpa when we were there. My mom says I’m a lot like him. Grandpa Martin was in the hospital at the time recovering from a heart attack. He was a smoker of cigars, worked at … Read More

Enjoy Life Each Day

Today I found out that a friend of mine passed away while on vacation with his wife doing what helped him enjoy life, riding his Harley. Tim was a kind person and I feel a loss for what his family must be going through. Tim was a bit older than me, but not by much. I saw him almost every morning at the gym where we both work out – there’s a bit of irony in that for me. This probably causes me to consider my own mortality a bit more acutely than is comfortable. There was a time in … Read More