Digging Holes

“A farmer, while sitting on his porch, noticed a highway department truck pulling over to the shoulder of the road. A man got out, dug a sizable hole in the ditch, and got back into the vehicle. A few minutes later, the other occupant of the truck got out, filled up the hole, tamped the […]

Enjoy A Little Panic

I remember standing at the wide open door. Everything I had was packed in the back of a Honda Civic and I pulled out of the driveway to go to college.  It was the day that I trembled on my way to the top of the Space Needle to propose.  It was the day we […]

Solving Problems With A Tiny Box

When faced with a problem, do you add more rules?  Do you manage to the lowest common denominator?  Do you make it harder for the best and easier for the worst? “If you want to link short-term with long-term, do not increase cognitive load.  People develop lists of to-dos. They increase monitoring, they increase approvals, […]

Your Worst Fear Realized

“There are few things in this life more liberating that your worst fear realized. It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It is not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention. […]

Go Find A Bigger Pond

“A favorite among hobbyist is the Japanese Koi Fish, commonly know as the Carp. If you purchase a carp and put it into a small fish bowl they grow to be 2-3 inches long. If you take that same fish and put it into a larger tank or small pond they grow to be 6-10 […]

Porkchop

On a recent evening like any other, we ate left over pork chops for dinner.  Someone in the family, left a plate within dogs reach.  My daughter first broke the news.  “Daddy, I think Harvey (The 5 yr. old cocker spaniel) just ate the pork chop bone.” “Un-hun.  That’s nice dear.” “No Dad, you need […]