How well do you (and yours) metabolize change

If you saw me, you would say, "Dave is skinny and can probably eat whatever he wants." Nothing could be farther from the truth. I've weighed 50 pounds more than I do right now (yikes). I work hard and have to be enormously careful to keep my girlish figure. My problem is my metabolism. It's [...]

How well do you (and yours) metabolize change2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00

Take time to be grateful

So...   I've been sick--the sickest I've been in a long time. The flu is no fun and I'm glad it's over. One thing having the flu reminded me is how I take my "normal" everyday life for granted. The ability to function, get out of bed, chart a course for the day and do [...]

Take time to be grateful2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00

Friendly Fire…Fragging…

I recently heard that some inept Lieutenants were actually and literally fired on in Vietnam because they sent  troops out into the battle, but never went with them (or were generally inept). Apparently, the practice was known as "fragging."  In other words, the inept officers were killed by their soldiers because they didn't go into [...]

Friendly Fire…Fragging…2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00

An Einstein Equation for Life

Here's a quote from Einstein on the equation of life:   If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.   ---- x and y in the equation are givens. We tend to fall off the [...]

An Einstein Equation for Life2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00

Strategic honesty (more on Sarah Palin’s announcement)

OK, so "strategic honesty" could easily sound like a phrase that means, a carefully and well constructed plan aimed at verbal deception. That is not what I mean. As a leader, sometimes you have to share difficult news and /or decisions that will affect people and cause emotional angst. When that's the case, strategic honesty [...]

Strategic honesty (more on Sarah Palin’s announcement)2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00

Sarah Palin…I’m sorry, could you run that by me again?

So, here's the story on Palin stepping down from Govenor of Alaska. She said she doesn't want to be a lame duck. "I know when it's time to pass the ball..." What? You wanna run that by me again. OK, if there is a family reason for this, then no problem. But, the reason given [...]

Sarah Palin…I’m sorry, could you run that by me again?2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00

Stop this Train (John Mayer)

Every so often a song really hits us. Stop this Train by John Mayer is one for me. Mayer is certainly a poet and not a bad musician either (understatement intended). This song has both simple and elegant musical lines and all that marries amazingly well with the pensive and poignant words. The percussion even [...]

Stop this Train (John Mayer)2024-04-02T19:37:08-04:00