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 →

A wider waistline thanks to aviation

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by

Thanksgiving is upon us. Then comes Christmas and the New Year and an encounter with that dirty lying scoundrel known as the bathroom scale. I will gain weight over the coming weeks. You may well add a few ounces to... Continue Reading →

Everything changes

Posted on November 18th, 2013 by

It doesn’t take long to realize that everything around us changes through the years. By the time we’re in high school we notice that friends have moved away even as new friends magically arrive in town. The familiar old drug... Continue Reading →

Poor little rich Americans

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by

As we slide into the holiday season with the aroma of fresh baked pies and warm, happy families surrounding us, it’s worth reflecting on the world around us and the lives we live. The United States and each of the... Continue Reading →

People are talking

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by

Thanks to the benefits of some decent parenting at the hands of my mother, who is a teeny, tiny woman with exemplary manners, I am a reasonably humble man. You will not find me standing on a stump telling the... Continue Reading →

Observations and invitations

Posted on October 29th, 2013 by

Attached to the main administration building at the Santa Monica Airport in Southern California is an observation deck. It’s a wide concrete structure with a curved metal railing that allows excellent views of the area, reaching from the Hollywood sign... Continue Reading →

Tag team activism

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by

The main hangar space at San Luis Jet Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif., was packed last weekend. A good 300 aviation enthusiasts came from far and wide to rub shoulders, commiserate, learn, be motivated, and be inspired to be... Continue Reading →