Grandma and Grandpa’s House

Grandma and Grandpa’s House

September 2021 was highlighted by two events in my life. My parents sold their home on Lake Ida, and my granddaughter, Amelia, came to Lincoln and stayed for 17 days. The fact they happened at the same time made me reflect on my childhood. Like everybody else in the...
Running Out of Gas

Running Out of Gas

A few weeks ago, I filled up with gas before driving roughly 60 miles to the Omaha airport. After my trip, I drove home. The next day I drove 20 miles to work and back. The following day I drove 370 miles to Willmar for meetings. When I was 38 miles from the office,...
Leaving a Mark

Leaving a Mark

When I was in elementary school and junior high, our family lived on a few acres north of Willmar, Minnesota.  The entire property was full of trees.  (That’s right, I am so old I lived in a world before middle schools were invented). Next door to our house was a...
Mentor, Peer, Mentee

Mentor, Peer, Mentee

At Willmar Electric, our purpose statement is “People Making a Difference for People.” My last blog was about a friend who mentored a coworker to help them advance professionally, only to be left feeling unappreciated a few months later when the mentee...
Helping a Friend

Helping a Friend

At Willmar Electric, our purpose statement is “People Making a Difference for People.” I recently had a friend go out of her way to help a fellow coworker advance within her career. The following story drove the home point of the critical role a difference-maker plays...