On the Pulse of this New Day

My day of reflection and rest started with a news headline: Over 8 in 10 Americans believe our nation is sharply split on major issues and over half are dissatisfied with how democracy is working in the US (article link here).  Where do we go from here? With the Presidential Election behind us, we move... Continue Reading →

Tone Deaf at Wells Fargo

Warren Buffet speaks and yes, we listen. Wells Fargo employees by the thousands set up fake bank accounts for customers to reach aggressive sale goals. As CEO, John Stumpf liked to say, "Eight is great!" as in eight Wells Fargo products per customer as the goal. By the way, that is former CEO, John Stumpf, but... Continue Reading →

This Land is Your Land

We have all heard the folk song with its famous first verse ... This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island; From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and Me. Woody Guthrie wrote this song in 1940... Continue Reading →

In My Country

"Poetry is of no use, but it is valuable." Truth from Northern Ireland Poet, Michael Longley. Words and a whisper that lead my exploration on this last day of rest before Election Day and a promise of continued and growing separation. A Country of WeMoveTogether we are not. We are America. No need to look... Continue Reading →

My Eyes, Your Arms

On a recent cross-country flight I turned on the available video screen ready to watch sitcoms and other filler for the next five hours. I must have packed away my motivation to read, write or do anything of consequence. As I searched the available channels, I surprised myself by selecting the GoPro Channel that ran... 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 →

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