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All That and a Box of Chocolates

All That and a Box of Chocolates

February 10th, when I opened my Wall Street Journal (WSJ), I noticed in their Opinion section an article by my friend Ben Brubeck titled “Infrastructure Law Becomes a Biden Giveaway.” Wow.  Isn’t he cool.  Ben Brubeck made the WSJ.  He didn’t get the ultimate status...

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Overthinking

Overthinking

Doing dumb things in front of other people is embarrassing. It is frustrating to do the dumb thing because you overthought the issue. On Tuesday, I had a meeting for the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA). The focus of the meeting was to meet the new...

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GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

QR codes are cool. They seem to be popping up all over the place. The most common example of QR codes in my life is menus at my favorite restaurants. It saves restaurants from needing to print new menus every time they want to raise their prices. If they weren’t...

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One Week at a Time

One Week at a Time

Consider yourself warned. I hope you're not stressed out. If you read this blog, you might come to hate my wife and me. It is Christmas time, and many people feel overwhelmed at this time of year, but not us. It isn't because we aren't busy. We had an event every...

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Crabby Dave

Crabby Dave

"If you're happy and you know it clap your hands." These are the opening lyrics to a familiar song whose origin is unclear. I'm sure every American knows the song. Most of us need to fight the impulse to clap our hands when we hear the words.   I've always wondered...

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Friendliness is Free

Friendliness is Free

Recently I went on a trip that involved spending two nights in three different cities. The trip was to Dallas for a trade association committee I serve on, Lawton a Willmar Electric trip, and Colorado Springs for a national board I serve on.  The hotels varied widely...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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 moved on from...

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