Family

August 21, 2012

This month would have been my dad’s 105th birthday, and, over the course of this month, I’m talking about some things that he taught me. I don’t remember my dad ever sitting me down and saying “”Listen up…you need to learn this…” He taught by his life example, and a lot of the things on [...]

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Community

August 17, 2012

This month would have been my dad’s 105th birthday, and, over the course of the rest of this month, I’m talking about some things that he taught me. I don’t remember my dad ever sitting down with me and saying “”Listen up…you need to learn this…” He taught by his life example, and a lot [...]

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Independence

August 14, 2012

This month would have been my dad’s 105th birthday, and I’m talking about some things that he taught me over the course of the rest of this month. I don’t remember my dad ever sitting down with me and saying “”Listen up…you need to learn this…” He taught by his life example, and a lot [...]

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Leave When Your Business is Done

August 10, 2012

This month would have been my dad’s 105th birthday, and it got me to thinking, so I’m going talking about some things that he taught me over the course of the rest of this month. I don’t remember my dad ever sitting down with me and saying “”Listen up…you need to learn this…” He taught [...]

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Things My Father Taught Me

August 7, 2012

Yes…I know…mom and apple pie title… But… I did a blog post last Friday on what would have been my dad’s 105th birthday, and it got me to thinking, so I’m going to talk about some things that he taught me over the course of the rest of this month. First, though, I want to [...]

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Change the Oil or Design the Engine?

August 3, 2012

Today, my father would have been 105. This one’s for you, dad…   Would you rather change the oil or design the engine? It isn’t a rhetorical question, so I’m asking you to ask yourself seriously what you’d rather do. Changing the oil is a routine task. It takes place within known parameters, and there [...]

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We Don’t Have a Failure to Communicate

July 31, 2012

The “world” is often jealous of musicians. We have “something” that many non-musicians wish for. Actually…as I write that, it should be many things, but it comes down to this: Music almost never fails to communicate I’m going to leave my standard rant about musak out of here today, and concentrate on what this means. [...]

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5 Takeaways From My Social Media Experiment

July 27, 2012

I had the opportunity to “look back” to the beginnings of my social media experiment this week, and I’ve been thinking about it as a result. It was a little over 3 years ago that I was dragged kicking and screaming into social media (read the continuing saga if you wish by starting here), and, [...]

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Heads Up Subscribers

July 24, 2012

I have finally reached the point at which I need to do some “maintenance work” on this blog. The spam level, even with a spam blocker, has gotten out of control. So… If you are a real person reading this, and have an email address that looks anything like xsgyire09llmrw@gmail.com please know that within the [...]

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I Can See Clearly Now…

July 20, 2012

Do you need a leadership vision checkup? How long has it been since you had one? Before you answer, let me tell you why you might need one… Last Monday I participated…although, with modern anesthetic, I have no memory of that fact…in cataract surgery. I’ll tell you how it turned out in a minute, but [...]

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