The elephant in the room

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by

Superbowl Sunday was anything but super. Not only was the game a huge disappointment to anyone who enjoys competitive sports, but earlier in the day news broke that Philip Seymour Hoffman had been found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment.... Continue Reading →

Searching for that last straw

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by

Long, long ago I was fortunate enough to hear a joke that’s stuck with me for all these years. What I hadn’t anticipated was that a single joke would help inform my political sensibilities forevermore. That’s right, a joke has... Continue Reading →

Courting the cross-over effect

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by

While out and about recently I saw something that left an impression on me. It was a line of sports cars and a Formula racer parked right there on the ramp in Sebring, Florida. They were bright red and carried... Continue Reading →

Everybody has a game plan

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

General aviation is something of a massive storage locker that houses a plethora of game plans designed to save the industry. It seems as if virtually everyone has one they’ve been working on, refining, honing to perfection. And the story... Continue Reading →

AOPA gets back to basics

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by

With the new year came a big new announcement from our friends in Frederick, Maryland. Six new fly-in events will grace the calendar starting in 2014, spreading from the east coast to the west coast, with important bases of operation... Continue Reading →

One size does not fit all

Posted on January 1st, 2014 by

Imagine walking into a restaurant, sitting down, grabbing a menu, and finding only a single item listed there. One entree, that’s it. And let’s limit it to only one size of that entree. You don’t get to choose between the... Continue Reading →

Mentoring our way to success

Posted on December 26th, 2013 by

Every week or two I spend time with a young man I have come to respect. He’s smart, creative, curious, and searching for a better way to identify and achieve his goals. So we sit and chat. Sometimes we have... Continue Reading →

Where’s our message?

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by

If you’re like most people, you commuted to work this morning, set up shop, got involved with the projects on your schedule, took a lunch break, got back to work, and then commuted home again. The whole process took something like... Continue Reading →

That’s just my opinion, I could be wrong…

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by

Dennis Miller, the comedian, social commentator, and all around intellectual bon vivant, once had a popular cable program that was famous for two things. His guests were encouraged to disagree without becoming disagreeable. There was no shouting on Miller’s show,... Continue Reading →

Doin’ the bureaucratic boogaloo

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by

Let’s try a thought experiment together, just you and me. First, we’ll set the scene. You own a company. A big company with thousands of employees, a budget big enough to choke a team of Clydesdales, and a customer base... Continue Reading →