Caution, Wet Floor

Recently, one of our cleaning professionals had our kitchenette blocked off with wet floor signs, garbage cans, and the mop bucket.  I was going to get something out of the refrigerator which would have only required me to put one foot on the floor, retrieve my item, then go about my business… The cleaning professional … More Caution, Wet Floor

Douglas Freier, Pioneer Seed, and a John Deere Hay Rake

Pulling into the gravel driveway of the Freier Farm on Post road was a highlight of my after school and summer days. Although working on the farm wasn’t always easy work, it was in many ways, the most rewarding. There were always things to learn and do on the farm, and Douglas Freier had one … More Douglas Freier, Pioneer Seed, and a John Deere Hay Rake

The Nothing Now

Have you ever done something really big in your life, like setting a huge goal and achieving it, or training for a marathon and completing it, or practicing over and over for a recital and nailing it? I have and if you’re anything like me; once you’ve completed the task or goal you’ve set out … More The Nothing Now


I turned 50 a few months ago. I didn’t think much about it, after all, it’s just a number, right? But 50 years on the planet proved to be more than a number, it was a time to measure the impact of my life. There’s something about us humans needing markers in our lives to … More Transition

Amazon can fail, but maybe not how you think…

In an all hands meeting, Jeff Bezos stated that the trillion dollar company is not too big to fail.  “Amazon is not too big to fail…In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years.” …and he’s … More Amazon can fail, but maybe not how you think…