Category: Field Journal


How Do I Close Down A Life?

A good friend died suddenly and unexpectedly and his spouse asked me, “how do I close down a life?” We don’t get any directions on steps to take after the initial shock has subsided, a service has been held, family and friends have, for the most part, returned to their routines.Continue Reading..


How I Became A Professional Organizer

My mother was German and my father is Czech. This combination didn’t strike me as interesting until I studied European history.

As a child, I remember going to my paternal grandfather’s house where only Czech was spoken and all of the grandchildren, as well as my mom, didn’t have a clue as to what might be the topic of conversation. However my parents’ union lasted for 56 years and produced five children.Continue Reading..