Mr. Z Goes to 6th Grade

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life81 Comments

If you’ve been following along with the Zielske Family Story for the past year, you’ll know that Dan just completed his first year as an elementary school teacher, leaving behind a 27-year career in the coffee biz, a biz that kept this family with food on our table, health insurance cards in our pockets and a steady supply of superb caffeinated products at our disposal. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMr. Z Goes to 6th Grade

What good is photoshop if you can’t have a little fun with it?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life60 Comments

This is Dan. Dan is my husband. Dan will occasionally do silly things that I ask him to do, like posing for this photo. He is standing at one of the many bleak entrances at Har Mar Mall, a slightly past-its-prime shopping center built in 1963 in Roseville, Minnesota. As we were walking in—he, to hit the Barnes & Noble and me, to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat good is photoshop if you can’t have a little fun with it?

Anniversaries and such

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life47 Comments

I’ve been married now for just about 22 years. (Our anniversary is Saturday.) I’ve been working on myself and my marriage for about four of those years. What do I know so far about life and love? I know that people who have effortless relationships are lucky or lying. I know that I’m really not a damaged person, just a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnniversaries and such