My First UK Walk in Wellies

I was excited as a two-year-old to take my first walk in wellies across the beautiful British countryside (I am easily amused.) Wellies, the symbol of British culture, reflect the lasting legacy of the Duke of Wellington and the term carries a sense of tradition, practicality, and British identity. Wellies, aka. Wellington boots, date back […]

It Only Takes One Bite

I don’t have a regular post this week, but I have been working on an issue that weighs heavy on my heart and is important for everyone.   I am happy it landed on the Star Tribune Opinion page. (Minneapolis- St. Paul)   Please read it here: Useful links on this issue: […]

A Très British Outing – Ze Pub

When my son married a beautiful British-Irish-Ukrainian woman, we were given an insiders peek into UK life, which begins and ends at the local pub. Going to the pub for a pint is as much a part of British life as a coca cola and Friday night football is to an American. Dating back thousands […]

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