The Long, Painful Wait

In March 1994 I spoke at a conference in Michigan and ended up staying over the weekend. I remember lying on my bed Saturday afternoon reading a newspaper article about John Kruk, the first basemen for the Philadelphia Phillies. This article mentioned that during Spring training he had been hit in the groin with a…

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Mighty Monsters

Bergen, a beautiful coastal city, is ringed by seven magnificent mountains and is the gateway to Norway’s famous fjords, including a narrow inlet with steep cliffs on both sides into which whales often wander. For hundreds of years, this inlet was a major source of livelihood for the people living along this unique coastline. Men…

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Lessons Learned from a Little Black Spot!

Sometime ago I heard a story about a well-respected economist who was hired and paid a large speaking honorarium to present to a group of business executives. These executives were anxious to learn from their renowned guest and they were desirous of putting the knowledge they would learn into practice. The economist’s topic was, “How…

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The Puzzle: Life’s Metaphor

When I was a little boy I lived in the small town of Afton, Wyoming. At the time I was living there, Afton was a place where keys were left in the cars, doors remained unlocked, and it was safe to leave young children home. Such was the case when this adventure took place. On this…

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Milk Buckets are For Milk, Not Rocks

Last Tuesday I posted an experience I had with my cousins and Grandma Cazier and swimming in an irrigation ditch. If you read this post perhaps you remember that I made a promise to my grandmother that I wouldn’t get my cast wet (I had a dislocated elbow). And then I broke my promise and…

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What Places would You Like to Visit

I really enjoy history so the places I would prefer to visit would have some type of historical context. It could be a rather minute piece of history that would beckon a visit from me, or it could be somewhere that is full of historical happenings. ​Of course, I recognize that my choice to visit historical…

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