Fences …

________________________ In the United States in the 1800's, the term "free-range" was commonplace. Traditional American usage equates "free-range" with "unfenced"; and with the implication that there was no herdsman keeping livestock together or managing them in any way. With the proliferation of fencing and the desire to keep poachers at bay, "free-range" quickly became a thing … Continue reading Fences …

Change Your ‘Chief of Staff’

Well it’s almost the beginning of another year; this one being 2020. And with it comes a resurgence of optimism (maybe not politically, but at least personally) taking form in our annual resolutions. We all want to believe that this year will be the one when the promises we make to ourselves; to lose weight, … Continue reading Change Your ‘Chief of Staff’

A Year After Chemo … And What I Know

Today is the anniversary of my introduction to chemotherapy after I was diagnosed with leukemia. One year ago today, I walked into Billings Clinic to begin a five month regime of chemo treatments. On that date I also posted the piece, "A Pothole on the Road to My Perfect World."  I felt writing would be … Continue reading A Year After Chemo … And What I Know

Make 2016 the year you change your ‘Chief of Staff’

Well we're looking at the beginning another year; this one being 2016. And with it comes a resurgence of optimism taking form in our annual resolutions. We all want to believe that this year will be the one when all the promises we make to ourselves to lose weight, save money, stop smoking, or whatever - … Continue reading Make 2016 the year you change your ‘Chief of Staff’

Can we ever stop the march of the Neanderthals?

Update January 19, 2013: I wrote this post three years ago. And just, if not more appriopriate today than then. Naively so I thought that maybe by 2014 things might be different. Maybe in some respects they are. A new generation is gaining more of a foothold in the world (For the better I believe). … Continue reading Can we ever stop the march of the Neanderthals?