Hairbrush

Hairbrush

My daughter, Anne, is an excellent mom. It’s not always easy to be a good mom, but my daughter has several generations of examples to follow. She is lucky enough to have a great mother. Both her parents have great mothers. My daughter was lucky enough to have met and...
Digital Minimalist

Digital Minimalist

I was having issues with my iPhone recently, so I stopped by an Apple store to have them check it out.  The solution they came up with was reinstalling the software on my phone.  I asked what that meant, and she told me I would lose everything on my phone.  It meant I...
Customer Service is for Everybody

Customer Service is for Everybody

Last weekend my wife, Sue, and I were victims of terrible customer service. We ate at an upscale restaurant and were seated outside on their patio.  Shortly after we placed our order, it started to pour rain. Not sprinkle.  Not a light mist.  It was pouring rain.  My...
Trust Grandma Stuhr

Trust Grandma Stuhr

I recently had the chance to drive from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Scottsdale, Arizona.   It is a nineteen-hour drive, so when I woke up at 4 am on Wednesday, I got into the SUV I had packed the night before and hit the road. I have driven from Lincoln to Kearney,...
It’s Easy to Criticize

It’s Easy to Criticize

It is easy to criticize. From time to time, the people in our office plan a group lunch. In the past, everyone would sign up to bring something to share. Some people signed up to bring a homemade dish. They take the time to make a salad or dessert. Most people stop by...
Goodbye Email – I’m Busy

Goodbye Email – I’m Busy

I recently completed the book “A World Without Email” by Cal Newport. Newport is widely regarded as an expert on maximizing your time by prioritizing your tasks. (Check out his book “Deep Work” for more on that topic.) After reading the book and reflecting on all the...