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LEADERSHIP 101 – CONDENSATION OF 35 YEARS

I’m honored to be speaking on the topic of leadership at this Chic-fil-A Leadercast. However, before I jump into this discussion, I must first address a personal caveat on the way we approach leadership.  My views may be perceived as … Continue reading

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Why the United States should get out of the business of delivering the mail.

The United States should not be in the business of operating a business.  That is an arena strictly for those experienced in private enterprise.  The United States Postal Service is a case in point. After losing billions of dollars, in … Continue reading

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An accolade to my lifemate of nearly 40 years.

With Mother’s Day coming up, the least I can do is write a blog in honor of LeAnna.  This woman has been my anchor, the ballast in my ship, the compass that attempts to keep me on true north, the … Continue reading

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Tips for the frequent flyer.

View of Hong Kong looking south from Kowloon across the Victoria Harbor. Having just returned from a ten-day trip to China, I felt it timely to post a blog on how to travel efficiently. The number one rule of thumb … Continue reading

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“Bottle Bombs” and Fracking

I wasn’t surprised to read the editorial in yesterday’s Williston Herald addressing the concerns they are having in North Dakota over the truckers in the fracking industry not taking the time to make appropriate use of the latrines, but instead they are … Continue reading

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Bicycling or Biblical Studies – which comes first?

Our second son Thomas has two dueling passions – his love for Christ and his love for cycling. Of course, we know where his actual priorities actually lie, but we can’t help giving him a little grief about it now … Continue reading

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12 qualities you want from your accountant.

We’ve had the same accountant working for our business and family for years.  His name is Mike.  I’m not going to give you his last name.  He has a right to privacy.  Besides, if I refer you to him, I … Continue reading

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Our old friends Sam and Mattie

The world is seldom presented with an inside perspective on the lives of the most conservative group of Amish, commonly referred to as the Swartzentruber Amish.  One of the reasons for that is that they seldom allow English (their term … Continue reading

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60-hour work week? We could learn from this.

I had to chuckle, and chuckle somewhat derisively at that, when I read the media responses to the purported abuses in China related to the 60-hour work week. The hysteria they have created is more of a critique on the … Continue reading

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Reduced to a Service Economy? America can do Better…

It is not the common perception, but there is a subculture within the RV industry composed of retirees who do not have the income to support the lifestyle of living on the road, especially with the price of gas approaching … Continue reading

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