Hiring for Character
My wife is retiring from her job as the Business Manager of Lincoln Christian School. It means they need to hire a replacement. She has been put on the committee of people hiring the replacement. So, because it is what I went to college for and it is part of what I do...
It was recently brought to my attention that March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. I don’t consider myself to have gambling issues. My gambling history is small. I join a March Madness pool with a $1 entry fee every year. I bought ten boxes on a board for the...
I needed to write a blog for the week. I didn’t have any ideas about life lessons to write about, so I was at a loss for what to do. Recently my wife and I hiked Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. So, I decided to check out what all the rage was about at ChatGPT. So, I...
Pull the Cord
At Willmar Electric, we take the health of our coworkers seriously. When we focus on safety, it isn’t to save money. It is because the people we work beside are important, and we don’t want them to get hurt. A strong safety program is rooted in injury prevention....
New Year New Plan
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? How’s it going? New Year’s resolutions are a hotly debated topic in our culture. Many find it to be a waste of time and mock the people who make them. Others faithfully make them and set out with good intentions to keep them....
John Chapin Day
John Chapin Day. This year I’m taking it upon myself to declare that today, January 3rd, is John Chapin Day. It is our Dad’s birthday, and he deserves some special recognition. Our Dad is a very generous person. If you have spent much time with him, you understand and...
Merry Christmas. A simple phrase often said during the holiday season. It is an integral part of my family and my life. When I say it, I mean it. I want you to have a Merry Christmas. My intention isn’t to offend anybody with my words. I’m just being clear about...
Changing Training Styles
I am currently reading a book by Ken Blanchard “Servant Leadership in Action.” The book is a collection of roughly 15-minute essays by 40 different authors. I found it gives me a taste of a wide variety of perspectives. Most of the authors are people I have read...
We buy a lot off Amazon. It's convenient. You look up what you want, read the reviews, and click on buy it now. A few days (or hours) later, the package appears on your door or in your mailbox. But recently, my wife, Sue, and I have tried to move away from our...
I was asked to serve on the Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) stakeholders committee a few months ago. Part of serving involves spending a day riding with one of the companies from LFR. Last week I spent 10 hours with the people who serve at stations 1 and 8. Station 1 is...
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