Memorial Day Observations

This year’s U.S. Memorial Day occurs on Monday, May 29th. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil […]

What Is “Slowly, Rarely or Never”?

Leadership, purpose

That’s the answer to the question “how do people change?” There are plenty of situations in our lives and in the world around us when people want to talk about change. Whether it has to do with a red state/blue state matter, an economic trend, a market condition, or the price of something, change is […]

When Was Your Last Test?

Testing Leads to Graduation

It’s graduation season. Schools at all levels are hosting commencement ceremonies to congratulate the newest grads. Graduation comes after passing a series of tests. For each course that is taken, a test is given. The purpose of the test is to determine whether you have mastered the material the instructor gave. Life gives you tests. […]

The Relationship Attraction Factors

This Trinity Can Make a Difference

Susan and I are blessed with five amazing young adult children, 4 of whom are married. We had just spent part of the Mother’s Day weekend in and around the relationships our kinds have grown. After the festivities, my wife and I went out for an impromptu date night. Over dinner we were reflecting on […]


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Here’s wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s hard to believe this is the last day of 2013. But time marches on! I wish you the best for 2014!

Personal Change

Personal change can happen in many ways. The most effective is the change we opt-in to make. These are the changes we agree should be made and more importantly should be made. I am not talking about the simple choices in life like which Starbuck’s flavor to buy, or what clothes to wear today. No, […]

Impact Planning

Do you have a personal priority plan? I am not talking about just setting goals. Do you have a way to know that the things for which you are spending time are fitting into a master plan? Look at the graphic above here. This is a classic way to orient your thinking on this topic. […]

Independence Day 2013

When I awoke early this morning, I was excited about the day and weekend ahead. My adult children are all assembling for the weekend. There will be food, fun, swimming, food, laughter, adult beverages, food, more swimming, did I mention food? Yet I found myself pondering the day and its original meaning. Being a military […]