Eclectic; like life.
Honest about life's surprises and inspired by contemplative practices, Vonda's Vlog explores the heart of what makes people and their projects tick, tremor, and trend.
After the completion of a big event, it's time for something completely different. Thanks to my son's partner Maren I had an opportunity to work at a distance in a community garden here in Lowel. Check out Mill City Grows if you are in the area or curious.
Six months ago (almost to the day) I departed SoCal for DC. Today, I head out on the final leg of this Zigzag For Zero toward DC. It's nearly unbelievable.
Over 80 people dropped in for my daylong Zigzag birthday. The conversations were illuminating and have certainly given me a lot to ponder during my 54th year. I'll be posting several segments on the Zigzag YouTube channel over the next few weeks. The first one is already there, an inside look at what it has taken to produce the Unite For Safe Care event.
During the day I modeled transparency, invited peer review, and heralded the Unite For Safe Care campaign, which has developed over 30 plans of action to ensure that every person who delivers or receives health care around the globe can do so safely. Please consider one or two simple things you can do now to prioritize safe medical care in your own life or that of a loved one.
As I Zigzag through the Chicago area I'll be celebrating my 54th birthday. And, you are invited. I've curated a daylong program that is all open to the public. It's not all about me this year - I'm highlighting amazing people I get to love, work with, and learn alongside. You'll find the official invitation here.
Events start at 7:00a on Tuesday, September 8th and run on the hour until midnight, via Zoom. Register here.
This is a pivot point on my Zigzag For Zero. After a few days cavorting with the trees and critters, it's time to turn east. Rockford, Chicago, Cleveland, D.C., and Boston here I come.
Taking a less than direct path - even an inefficient one - often brings unanticipated and pleasant surprises.
As I reach the halfway point zigzagging from CA to D.C. to raise awareness about the need for safer medical care delivery, I'm stopping in WI for some much-needed rest and relaxation. This is one of my favorite spots on the planet.
What does safety mean to you? I welcome your thoughts on this subject. As I hiked the Ice Age Trail in Central Wisconsin with Carin Mizera last weekend, I mused aloud about what I've come to understand as a world's cry for safety.
It takes me quite a bit of time to stay organized as I Zigzag For Zero across the USA, especially during a pandemic. I do my very best to keep others and myself as safe as possible. Here's a quick peek inside the papers I accumulate and the bags I carry.
After weeks of reconnection (at a distance) in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, it's time to zigzag north. The Duluth Superior area is hiking heaven.