Monthly Archives: January 2018

Emerald eyes

I see you when I close my eyes and I don’t like it. It’s uncomfortable. Awkward. Alarming. I should do something, but I’m tired of doing something. I choose to do nothing. It’s better for everyone in the world except … Continue reading

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Authoritative leadership doesn’t work anymore

When I accepted my current job, it was to fill a void left by a manager who was no longer effective. The days that followed were filled with stories of him hollering at people, threatening, belittling and basically just being … Continue reading

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Need to do better

I have a son who is full of life, bursting with energy … and has a toy box full of mangled toys. Some may say the toy box goes with the first two attributes, but it doesn’t. It goes with … Continue reading

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Degrees of success

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the polarization of American politics through social media, it’s the uprising of those without tradition college degrees. Well, personally, it’s not a “good” thing, as it’s generated regret inside of me. … Continue reading

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Riding like Dad

When I was in college, I had a friend who introduced me to bicycling to get around campus. He told me to get a high quality mountain bike, swearing it was “way better” than cheap Walmart bikes. He was correct. … Continue reading

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Why I hope our president succeeds

Something happened recently that has weighed heavy on my mind all week. On Monday, a father and his three small children burned to death in a house fire in the county next to mine, probably 20 miles from my home. … Continue reading

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