Joanie Schirm

  • “7 Days on the Yangtze” …a birthday gift for my mom 20 years ago

    “7 Days on the Yangtze” …a birthday gift for my mom 20 years ago

    Today is my mom’s birthday- February 7.  If she were still alive, she’d be two years from turning 100. She ranks up there high as one of the best moms ever; also one of the most unique moms among my Florida childhood friends as she was born in China.  Although there are several billion people…

  • Walt Disney’s Birthday – Thanks Walt for Inspiring us to Dream

    Walt Disney’s Birthday – Thanks Walt for Inspiring us to Dream

    If there is one person I can think of who best represents making dreams come true, it is Walt Disney.  While I grew up in Florida, Walt was my inspiration for achieving big goals in life through dreaming and doing. As an adult, the most pride I’ve felt while receiving an award was when I…