Ellen Krug

Skirting the Issues: Unlearning Selfishness

Photo courtesy of BigStock/EvgeniiAnd For several years up through the present, whenever I speak to audiences, I make what I…

Skirting the Issues: Non-Retirement

Photo courtesy of BigStock/PhotoSpirit I’ve been thinking about retirement. As in, “I’ll never retire.” I write those words as scores…

Skirting The Issues: Silver Lining

As we slowly make our way out of pandemic-induced hell, I’d like to share about the best thing to happen…

Skirting the Issues: Plant Whisperer 

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Vladimka In addition to all the other personal things that I’ve shared here—no doubt some would quickly …

Skirting The Issues: Exuberance

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Mihailo K In January, I moved from a cramped twelfth-floor heart-of-downtown Minneapolis condo to a two-story house…

Skirting The issues: Easy Prey

Photo courtesy of BigStock/Paha_L It’s a tough time to be a transgender or nonbinary youth in America. (Due to word…

Skirting the Issues: The Common Good

Photo by Bigstock/PathDoc When I was a kid growing up in the 1960s and early ‘70s, I believed that who…

Skirting the Issues: Never Say Never

Photo by BigStock/Alex_Ugalek A good chunk of my life can be summed up with variations of the theme, “Never say…

Skirting the Issues: Consequences

Photo by BigStock/Michiru1313 As they say, elections have consequences. Somewhere around noon on Saturday, November 7th, one consequence of the…

Skirting The Issues: Unsmooth Seas

Photo by BigStock/Corey Ford Several years ago—back in what were normal times—I bought a silver bracelet at an art fair.…

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