It all came flooding back…

As I finish up this blog, Hurricane Michael has just wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle, then moved across a swath of the south as an encore. It turned out to be the strongest storm to hit this part of the U.S. in more than a decade. By the time this blog is...

Ideas, Innovations and Inventions, oh my!!

My children had such great ideas. They were so good that I thought they would grow up to be famous inventors. My one son dreamed of inventing the perfect time machine, one that would whisk him briefly back to 1975 so he could buy Microsoft stock 11 years before it...

What Really Makes America Great in 2018

I hate to admit it, but Make America Great Again is a great marketing campaign and sound bite. That said, if you ask people what made America great in the past and what will make it great in the future the answers are all over the place. I could spend an entire blog...

Off with their heads…tax!

The City of Seattle recently dodged a bullet. Weeks after voting in a regressive $275 head tax on the city’s largest companies, the resulting civic uproar got the best of them and they backed themselves out of a tough corner. The goal was admirable: fund services to...

KIDS are people, too!

I used to think that children were at their best when they were seen, not heard. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a parent. You like to think that you know it all, that being a grown-up gives you all this magical insight into how the world really is and how it...

What’s in your junk drawer?

I have a friend whose son is on the cusp of adulthood. He’s at that wonderful stage when he thinks he knows it all, but only because he hasn’t yet learned how much he doesn’t really know. Trying to impart some wisdom, my friend was trying to explain to his son what he...

Play Cupid with your businesses.

Here we are. It’s February. The days are still woefully short, but the promise of longer days ahead keeps us chugging through the dank and dark, anxious for the spring thaw to arrive once again. But more than freezing weather, or Presidents Day or being the...