I learned ofÂ Sweet Lou’sÂ passing today. A legendary, one of a kind woman who was a Minneapolis institution thatÂ ticked the ivories at Nye’s Polonaise Room for 45 years.
A group of usÂ caught Lou’s act one last time during of her final monthÂ at Nye’sÂ back in 2011. Â I believe we were properly lubricated while the room sang “Sweet Caroline” on what was a memorable night.
Thank you for sharing the gift of music for so many year.
I learned today that Mark Zuckerberg writes at least one, well-considered thank-you note each day, via e-mail or handwritten.Â And, it makes sense when you consider that Facebook wouldn’t be the company that it is today without the hard work and dedicationÂ of soÂ many people.
The funny thing is that I started 2016 with the same resolution.Â Sure,Â I didn’t createÂ Facebook. But,Â I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without the contribution of others.
I’m fortunate to have a rockstar of a daughter, a lovingÂ family, silly animals and solidÂ friends.
I call Minnesota home, an amazing placeÂ to live…for real.
I’ve experienced more than I couldÂ imagine (the Pixies concert in Chicago, a contemplativeÂ visitÂ toÂ Robben Island and cheeringÂ QPR toÂ victory overÂ Chelsea at Loftus Road, just to name a few).
Sure, I’ve also had my share of struggles and I’mÂ grateful for the grace of thoseÂ who have helped me along the way.
I’ve had the opportunity to work withÂ so manyÂ wicked smart folks, inspired by their dedication. And, I practice my craft in aÂ field that I thoroughlyÂ enjoy.
So, being thankful is the least I can do.