I Just Changed Jobs, I’m Not Dead

November 30th was not only Cyber Monday for me this year. It marked a new beginning for me as I left a 20 year stint...

Defensive Indifference

I heard this story today and I thought it would apply to the other parts of my life. Yes, please take second base. Sometimes...

Resume 2.0

I’ve been watching the unemployment rate drop and wonder what the cause of it might be. Could be the seasonal jobs or that the...

PTA: Not a Thankless Job Afterall

Before the school year ended I received a packet from the boys' school.  I opened it up and out came a bunch of thank...

Leading by Example

This evening I had a rather unexpected conversation with a lovely woman in a restaurant. She was a retired dentist and commented on how...

Carpool Memories

A very strange thing happened to me today. I normally take public transportation to work but today I decided to drive in. I usually...
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A New Sound: Green For All

The dirty-energy economy has brought pollution and poverty to too many. But a clean-energy economy can bring opportunity, health, and wealth to struggling communities....

James V. Espaldon, Fil-Am Senator of Guam

The Asian Journal recently highlighted one of Guam's senators as part of their Voice of Fil-America series. Check it out: http://www.asianjournal.com/voice-of-fil-america/72-voice-of-fil-america/1839-james-v-espaldon-fil-am-senator-of-guam.html It's pretty cool to...

Service Never Stops When You’re Having Fun

Tailgating? No. BBQ? No. Really cool looking hot dogs? Yes, but more importantly, this is a symbol of a pledge I rarely make. We’ll...

Stop the PTA Drama

An article came across my desk today, "Stop the PTO Drama" by Tim Sullivan.  It reminded me of drama that I used to hear...

Change and Uncertainty

I've been surrounded by so much change in the past year; to a point where I think I needed to write some things down...

Happy Father’s Day

It’s 6AM on Father’s Day and I’m sitting at the dining room table without light except from the laptop glow. The kids are still...

Leadership Development in a Nutshell

Leaders are the most influential people in an organization. They set the expectations, attitudes, and tone for employees whom they manage. Since leaders direct...

Ocean View PTA Fundraiser – November 21, 2009

Help support my kids' school. Go to Barnes and Noble and ask the cashier to use this code during checkout: 10042349 All proceeds go to...