“To know that even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you for visiting my personal web site. In addition to allowing me to share my philosophy and interests, hopefully, you will enjoy and benefit from some of the writing and fund-raising tips. Because I love to cook, I posted award-winning recipes, too.

My philosophy is to be thankful for each day and to make a positive difference. My strengths are writing, public speaking, and photography. My passions are promoting aviation, humane education, heritage preservation and women’s history.
Because I write every day, my daily “editorial prayer” is: “God, please grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change: The courage to change the person who can be changed; The wisdom to know that person is me; And, enough English expertise to know ‘me’ is the incorrect pronoun!”

In addition to earned academic credentials and University teaching experience, my past newspaper, radio and live television broadcast background, are skills which are important to accomplishing my many projects.
One of my radio station managers over my ten+ years of on-air programs said, “Penny is extremely organized. She works well with our staff, community leaders and volunteers. She ascertains the needs of our community. Dr. Penny produces and hosts our weekly public affairs programming. She sees that our federal broadcast requirements are met. She is involved in our community both as an outstanding volunteers and business leader.” Nice words and radio offered great experience at that time of pre-digital and black and white photographs!

Click on photo to see a 5 minute video from the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Great Colorado Women-Penny The Pilot

Recent Awards: Inducted into the Colorado Aviation, Colorado Authors’, and Colorado Women’s Halls of Fame, Named Columbia College Distinguished Alumna, and the University of Nebraska Alumni Achievement Award Winner, ABC Denver Every Day Hero Award, Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, and Grand County Citizen of the Year.

In addition to being listed in many Who’s Who (WW of American Women, Business and Professional Achievers; International Professional & Business Women; American Education; Empowering Executives and Professionals In America & In the West; Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs), earning a US Small Business Administration Media Advocate award prompted Nebraska’s Kay Orr, the first Republican woman to be elected Governor in the United States, to send me a personal letter of congratulations. She wrote, “Your support of business through your writing expertise, your business enterprise and volunteer service to the community is an example for others to follow.” I am blessed to continue to use my energy and special skills to publish photographs, magazine articles and books.

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