C’mon man XII

C’mon man XII

I understand that the rule of thumb is to bite your tongue when conversing with friends and family over the holidays. Even greater than this particular rule of thumb is the almost universal rule to keep religion and politics out of the conversation in an attempt to...
Riding shotgun

Riding shotgun

With the onslaught of constant media, information, and online stimulation, I tend to see trends in written communication that catch my attention – reticular activating system, anyone? One of these trends that seems to be covered on every platform lately is “coaching”....
The shaded view

The shaded view

We are all victims of our experience – be that positive or negative. For the 6% of our Nation that are Veterans, November 11th takes on a unique meaning for each of us. This past weekend, I spent Veterans Day with several friends discussing the realities of what...
The leadership toolbox

The leadership toolbox

I fondly remember growing up and helping my father carry his toolboxes to various jobs. My father ran a side business where he repaired and installed furnaces, air conditioners, hot water tanks, etc. He also was called upon by folks who needed miscellaneous repairs...