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Cathy Wurzer

Artful Living and Dying

Unfinished Business

We are marking an unusual Fourth of July holiday this year. Blame the pandemic for the lack of big backyard barbecues, beach parties and fireworks displays. I was doing my morning radio show Friday, July 3rd, and listening to a Yale historian who was talking about America being "unfinished." This…
Cathy Wurzer
July 3, 2020
Purposeful Living

Hitting Pause

As a young reporter, I had a "portable" tape recorder that was heavy, about the size of a bread box, but it had fantastic audio quality. It had quirks including a sticky pause button. When you really needed to hit the pause button, there was a 50/50 chance it would…
Cathy Wurzer
June 23, 2020
Purposeful Living

Thanks from and for the heart!

I was talking to a friend recently about our lives in this time of pandemic. It's clear that many people are at peak emotional saturation after weeks of being inundated with news of a deadly virus that continues to circulate in our midst. It's been difficult to watch vitriolic anger…
Cathy Wurzer
May 15, 2020
Artful Living and Dying

The Pandemic Playlist

My dear friend Bruce Kramer found solace in music as he lived his life with ALS. He was a wonderful musician and he had an amazing collection of playlists. One that was most poignant was simply titled "Sniffles" and he'd dip into it when he was feeling low. I'm finding…
Cathy Wurzer
April 21, 2020
Purposeful Living

A River’s Roaring Through It

The author somewhere in Montana. When I want to leave the world behind I don fishing waders and head to the Kinnickinnic River near River Falls Wisconsin, gingerly tip toe into the water, and do a little fly fishing. When I was first learning to fly fish, I thought my…
Cathy Wurzer
April 10, 2020
Purposeful Living

Impermanence Goes Viral

Congratulations! We made it through a stretch of several days that saw our lives change faster than the weather in Minnesota. The speed at which we saw the sports world go dark, schools and large scale events cancel, and the stock market plummet was stomach churning. Experts say our lives…
Cathy Wurzer
March 16, 2020