Ready for new resolutions?

Ready for new resolutions?

So, it is February and you have either crushed it in the last month sticking to your new resolutions or you are once again disappointed in your own will power to make the improvements you know you need to make.  Lest you think I am judging you; this is the primary...

Words…

Words…

I believe each of us are carrying around words in our very being that have been permanently placed there by some unknowing individual along our journey. The words are not likely supportive and may even be hurtful.  The positive words may also have an influence, but I...

Bobby Socks, Leisure Suits, and Big Thumbs

Bobby Socks, Leisure Suits, and Big Thumbs

When you think of the fifties, what comes to mind?  Poodle skirts?  Bobby socks?  How about the seventies?  Leisure suits?  Puka shell necklaces?  It seems like some decades have a remarkable or notable look or feel about them.  For sure the last “Roaring 20’s” did; I...

Be A Catalyst For Change

Be A Catalyst For Change

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi Unless you have been living as a hermit high upon a mountaintop you surely must have noticed the divisiveness in our country.  I’m afraid this is somewhat of a common theme for me, but I feel that...

How Insecure is Corporate America?

How Insecure is Corporate America?

Life certainly has gotten easier with technology.  In the last month, I have used my phone to book air travel from Traverse City, arrange for a hotel stay, make reservations for dinner and request a ride from a stranger while in Austin.  I managed all of this (and...

First Snow

First Snow

It seems each year when the first snow hits the ground, we are a little surprised.  Some of us may be horrified at the sight of snow covering the leaves that just blanketed the lawn only days before.  I must admit, of all the seasonal transitions fall into winter may...

The Heart of Advice

The Heart of Advice

 “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  The fox to the Little Prince, Little Prince Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1943  This quote may be familiar to you as you may have read this book to a child or...

Ellen, George, & Kindness

Ellen, George, & Kindness

Recently, at a morning huddle in our office, I became aware of the fact that 20% of people have lost a significant relationship due to politics.  That’s a lot of relationships.  I am not a smart man but over the years I have learned, through experience, that...

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

How I spent my most recent birthday. This was an ideal day for me.  Ideal because I was able to include so many of the things I truly enjoy with some of the people I love the most. I woke up on glorious Mackinac Island (this is no surprise because I went to bed there...

Joni Mitchell … A Tribute

Joni Mitchell … A Tribute

You may already know that I have an eclectic taste in music, as I have mentioned being a fan of Nat King Cole, Aaron Copland, and Beethoven.  I bet you had no idea that I was a Joni Mitchell fan.  I didn’t grow up as a fan, I never owned one of her albums, and I never...

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