You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Lyrics by John Lennon How apropos since it is nearly Independence Day, since we are celebrating our own version of revolution. America is … More Revolution?

What Am I?

Labels are often wrong. Most people are much more than a single word or a phrase.  When you assume a person is a narrowly defined element, you are also assuming what you think they believe fits into a neat compartment.  Lots of things go wrong with assumptions.  People are strange and often complex creatures; they … More What Am I?

Things I Don’t Understand: American Christianity

“As Christians, as those who follow and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, let us pray throughout the day and all of these proceedings. Pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, and pray for President Donald J. Trump,” said Franklin Graham.  “It’s a day of shame for America. The media is calling the Democratic-led … More Things I Don’t Understand: American Christianity

You’re Empowered

There’s a line between employees needing to ask permission and allowing them to make decisions.  The line varies depending on what the issue or circumstance, but a recent example made me think about my own employees. Empowerment builds trust, confidence and ownership.  It also builds loyalty.  Sometimes employees ask because they don’t know, other times … More You’re Empowered

Working Class Hero

Labor Day was just a few weeks ago. Most of us enjoy the holiday without a deep sense of what the day is about.  We also enjoy other employment-related benefits that cost some folks their very lives. There are many arguments people have against labor unions. Unions are bad. Unions are corrupt.  Unions protect bad … More Working Class Hero

Much to Answer For

Headed for that day of reckoning Many years beyond the fast lane What to leave in, what to take out A worn life there’s much to explain   The path wonders from best intentions Decisions, faulty reasoning blowing back Too much time chasing the wrong dreams Moments playing on our life’s soundtrack   Humble Attempts … More Much to Answer For

Changing of the Guard

Feeling that your dominance is obsolete The angry reasons you give are pretty lame Changing of many households on your street Old neighbors move, new ones aren’t the same   You can hideaway in your locked community And only stream your favorite TV channel It’s still a country of great opportunity That some are working … More Changing of the Guard