Why I Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital In 2014, I’m supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a Telethon VIP. That means I’ll be answering phones in Bloomington, IL during the August 2 WEEK-TV telethon. For an hour. I’m one of thousands of people in my community who will get involved again this year to support operations at St.… Read More


  The Cost of Anticipation In the wee hours of May 24, I fought sleep to witness the promised “epic” meteor shower over North America. The predictions were sensationalized news: hundreds (maybe even thousands) of meteors would blaze across the night sky each hour for two hours. Problem was, in the Central U.S. time zone… Read More

Last month, I turned 44. Yep, I’m that old.  The past year was surprising and a bit different than others. Stuff happened. Personal stuff and professional stuff. Overall, things changed in a big way. I flipped the switch on a few ideas that have been swimming around in my head for decades. I took risks… Read More

Ever find yourself at the airport baggage claim holding your breath as the bags start to arrive? One by one they come, one black bag after another. Before yours rolls out onto that rotating belt, it’s easy to believe it’s likely lost forever. After years of business travel, I have figured out how to pack for… Read More

I’ve just kicked off a project that was a long time coming. Its history is littered with a long list of excuses and misplaced blame. But when the project is completed, a big problem will be solved. So why did it take so long to get it started? Excuses. Before a workable solution started to… Read More