Olive on Leadership

Olive is my kayak and we haven’t been out in a while. We used to live about two blocks from a lake, but we moved about a year ago and Olive hasn’t been in the water. When my son gave me an early birthday present of a kayak kit for my vehicle, my excuses officially…

Baseball Reflects Life

People have said I tend to over-think things.  OK, it was my wife. Have also been asked why I like baseball so much.  Ok, that was my wife too. So to confirm I over-think things, here is why I think baseball reflects life: Even the best hitters in baseball are average.  Hall of Fame player…

A Personal Struggle

There is something that I’ve struggled with most of my life. It is something I haven’t talked about much with my family and surely haven’t written about this issue. There are times that it has been worse than others. When we lived in Aberdeen it was particularly difficult. No matter where I go it tends…

Good Service is a Treat

For my last jobs I have travelled quite a bit.  What I’ve noticed is that good service and attention is a treat – and an exception.  When checking into a hotel or being waited on for food or for any service an organization provides, here’s my list of things to think about: Your focus is…

Figuring Things Out

Our grandson figured out how to crawl.  For a while he has been on all fours and would be up on his toes and scooting around, but then he figured it out.  Once that knee comes forward and then the next you can almost see a light bulb go off.  And then there is no…