Leading by Inclusion

Leading by Inclusion

To protect the people involved, I have changed the names of those involved to Tom, Dick, and Harry.  (Consideration was given to Huey, Duey, and Luey, as well as Larry, Curly, and Moe, but in the end, I went with the less insulting route). Last week when touring a...
Thumbs Down To Reading Instructions

Thumbs Down To Reading Instructions

I don’t like instructions. Don’t get me wrong.  I understand the role of instructions in our world.  I also understand people should use them. I just struggle with them.  But, not in a rebellious way.  It isn’t like I am pining to do things my own way, I just don’t...
Reckless or Righteous

Reckless or Righteous

In 1972 Stealers Wheel’s Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan wrote, “Stuck in the Middle with You.”  In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, claimed the song was a parody of Bob Dylan paranoia.  The chorus says, “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, (but) here I...
Do I Raise the Average?

Do I Raise the Average?

Motivational Speaker Jim Rohn has been credited with coining the phrase, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Please don’t take Rohn’s advice too literally.  Hanging out with five celebrity chefs isn’t going to make your meals worthy...
Waiting on Somebody Else to do the Right Thing

Waiting on Somebody Else to do the Right Thing

Later this month, we will cross over the second anniversary of moving into our new house.  We love our new home.  We have loved it since day one. It is located on a local golf course and offers beautiful views of lush green grass and trees. The beautiful view was one...