Peace in Difficulty

I’ve been in several virtual meetings with North Americans lately where it’s been mention how relaxed, peaceful, and optimistic I am. Now, for those of you that know me, those are almost comedic words to apply to me. I have never been relaxed or laid back....

Don’t Drink the Poison

Several years ago we met our family in Minneapolis to celebrate Christmas. We were lucky enough to stay at a hotel connected to Mall of America, allowing us to go in and out of the mall as we pleases. A certain coffee chain has a location about every 100 feet in the...

Pitch the Costumes

As we approach Halloween I should confess that I have never been a costume guy. I think I stopped doing Halloween after Kindergarten because I had already decided that I was “above” playing dress up. Even as an adult my first question when invited to a Halloween party...

Who’s My Leader?

In the city I live in, drivers have zero patience. Most drivers have memorized the length of traffic lights, and start honking at you to go three seconds before it turns green. It is even worse at stop signs. I hate making left turns in traffic because of the insane...

Being Ok with Ok

Over the past few years family has fallen in love with the music from the musical Hamilton, based upon the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton. This led me to read a massive, yet enthralling, biography on Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton’s life-achievements...