Dispatch 150: Kim Long Brings Rosemary Clooney to Life in Key West, Florida


As a proud partner, I can’t help but be excited for Kim’s debut at the Red Barn Theatre, a professional house located in Key West, Florida. Starring in the new musical “Tenderly”, Kim becomes Rosemary Clooney in a lovely musical that charts out key moments in the famous singer’s life.

This overview gives a taste of what’s in store:

A fresh, remarkably personal and poignant view of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend on film, recordings, radio, and TV. With her signature songs woven throughout, you’ll be moved by her personal battles and cheer for her triumphant comeback. 

If you’re in the area, check out the Red Barn’s Tenderly page for tickets and more.

To hear Kim singing a Rosemary favorite “Snow”, click here.

Dispatch 148: Bowling as Bonding


My son Leo and I carve out several hours each week to spend quality father-son time. Over the years with the nature of the work I do (and love), it’s also been critical to be intentional about the time spent with family.

Given Kim’s new adventure on the East Coast as well as the torrential rains keeping us from hiking, Leo and I have taken up bowling as a Friday night pastime. If being good at it were the requirement, we would have given up some time ago. However, we’ve determined that there is absolute joy in gutter balls, low scores, and free soda refills.

Lucky to have him as my son and so grateful for the time we spend together.

Dispatch 134: A Lovely 14th Birthday


A fine day with our boy, Leo Long, who celebrated his 14th today. A lot of birthday well-wishes were sent from far-and-wide, making his day all that more special. 

Tonight we take my wife, Kim Schroeder Long, to the airport so she can bring Rosemary Clooney back to the stage in Key West, Florida at the Red Barn Theatre.

Proud of her and this big step in her career

Dispatch 128: In Memoriam


Some time ago, I had the honor of serving for President Teresa Goodwin at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an incredible mentor and colleague; a visionary who was able to bring life to the college from the ground up laying the foundation for what this institution is today.

Along the way, she introduced me to her dear husband, Dick, who was always right there by her side. He was full of life, humor, and a deep love for his wife who he always expressed such deep pride for including the hard work she did in helping bring the college to life.

Dick passed away a couple of days ago at 81 years of age. In his passing, today I remember his 30-year marriage to Terry, his life of service, and his dedication to the communities in which he lived and worked.

Indeed, a life well-lived, Dick Goodwin. Rest in peace.

If you would like to join me, please consider a gift in his honor at Food for the Poor by going to this link.