My writing has been in hibernation for a while due to a “winter” kitchen renovation project I started in the fall of 2018. Yes, it’s eaten up almost an entire year of my life at this point. I laughed, I cried, I swore and sweated. I’d hoped to compile my experiences in a fun, helpful,… Continue reading My Singular Piece of DIY advice
Before you read on, take a moment to gather a handful of 10-20 pens from around your house. Test each pen to make sure it works properly (this is important) and then proceed with reading the rest of my blog entry. Go ahead…I’ll wait. What makes people “tick”? If you are a good leader you… Continue reading Impromptu Team Activity Made Me Smile
Disclaimer: The following story has been reconstructed mostly using only the pieces from my mind that could be recalled after close to 30 years. I decided not to rely on exact details related to me from the persons involved as my perspective is really the only relevant one and I am kind of looking for… Continue reading My Jurassic Outdoor Survival Story
I took a walk on the Lakewalk near my house the other day. It’s a relatively peaceful trek on a paved trail lined with trees and wildflowers. Its seclusion allows you to see a wide array of birds and butterflies, deer and even bears. (Although thankfully, I’ve never encountered one!) The trail was built alongside… Continue reading Wave Like No One is Watching
Life is full of tough decisions: plastic vs. cardboard, paper towel vs. hand dryer, trying vs. giving up.
Today's thoughtful rant: Please don't meme me!
This is my dog, River, assisting in alerting the neighborhood to an emergency situation. (Don’t worry, it was “only a test”.) While it’s amusing, it’s also good to know that, in an emergency, should we not hear the sirens, she will dutifully alert us to the situation, and stand in watch at the front… Continue reading What Dragon?
Deregulation. It’s one of the priorities of this current administration. I must admit that I’m not completely opposed to fewer rules for business and industry. I’ve been exposed to quite a spectrum of regulations between working at a zoo and a senior assisted living residence. Let’s see…OSHA, USDA, MN Dept. of Health Food Safety, fire… Continue reading Saving Us From Ourselves
See the warmth. Be the warmth. Make the warmth. Or at least find some humor in the frigid cold.