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...

Is that all there is …. to a summer?

Is that all there is …. to a summer?

I’m exhausted.  Are you?  We seem to wait forever for summer weather so we can really enjoy what it means to live here in Northern Michigan (this year, we seemed to wait a bit too long).  Once summer is upon us, we tend to pack everything into our days that we dreamed...

An Extra Hour

An Extra Hour

What would you do with an extra hour?  I know that’s a silly question, because there is no such thing as an extra hour (except for that glorious extra hour when we turn our clocks back in the fall).  What I am asking is; if you had a portion of your day that was...

Dementia Continued

Dementia Continued

In no way do I consider myself an expert or even qualified to be an authority on dementia, but I am offering these suggestions from the experience that I have attained and the books that I have read.  I am not hung up on the technical diagnosis, and I would suggest...

Dementia

Dementia

My first experience with dementia was with my Romanian grandfather 30 years ago.  I was especially close to him because we shared the same birth date (different years).  He was 84, living in a nursing home.  Joan and I would sneak garlic bologna to him because his...

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