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...