Be a Guide, Not a Master

Bouncing around my home office ... I do want to call it a studio but have not earned that right quite yet. Opening various books as I explore; not quite sure what question I am trying to answer. I come across some writings from Seneca and marvel in the wisdom thousands of years old.  Words... Continue Reading →

Scrunched Up Shoulders

"Listen." We know that true listening goes well past audio cues to watching and reacting to people's body language. In one-on-one conversations, it can be challenging enough to "listen" to the body language of the other person, but in a group session such as a meeting, we tend to forget to fully listen and react... Continue Reading →

The Women in the Boat

Damn, I love my sport. Scary, but let me count the years ... 29 years ago I raced my last race in my final year at college, a victory on a hot day on a quiet lake. A lifetime ago. Yet my sport stays with me. "Once a rower, always a rower" is a phrase I heard... Continue Reading →

Grandeur in This View of Life

I wrote recently on my search for my next great read. Life is better when in the middle of an absorbing book. Years ago my mother bought me a copy of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin. I am in the mood for a biography; ready to learn from the life of someone with such influence on... Continue Reading →

Wake Me Up When September Ends

When I started my new job at the mid-point of August, I rounded up to the end of September to evaluate where I stood with the new job and the new routines to manage my days. I want it all, a great work life and a personal life with time for family and self. As... Continue Reading →

My Last Day of Silence

I sit here in silence. Early morning and I am alone in my home. My wife left for work and the kids are away traveling together. The cats found the morning sunshine and begin their serious work of napping.  My home is quiet, still, and I sit alone. I realize this is my last day of... Continue Reading →

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