A drone at The Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ Game

As far as I know, last Saturday night was the first time that a drone has been taking pictures anywhere near me. Perhaps I should explain. John and I were at the Wahoos’ game and the fireworks display was being filmed by Tower Drones. And, even though there was an amazing demonstration of fire, light…

Just don’t have the skills?

A few years ago, I read about a new type of consulting service. A woman in Washington, DC, offered to confidentially assist senior leaders in using their organization’s IT systems. For a hefty price, she would come, during non-working hours, to teach the client how to understand the various pieces of equipment and software applications.…

65 Years of Commitment

You may have noticed that recently I have neglected to follow my regular routine of postings. I do have a good reason – my family has been busy celebrating our parents’ 65th wedding anniversary. It was an amazing weekend with lots of activities, family members and friends. We met for one single purpose – to…

Renewal

Do you feel it? The air is changing! Do you feel the excitement building along with a hint of anxiety? Are you ready? Have you prepared? Don’t you know? This is the week! The day is almost here! The air is filled with anticipation and regret. Ready? Really ready?? School is starting!!!! It’s the end…

Communications – Tyra Banks’ style

  The Cleveland Clinic has published an interesting piece on the benefits of smiling (http://my.clevelandclinic.org/giving/news-events/publications/catalyst_e_news/archive/2014/01-benefits-of-smiling.aspx). They claim that a smile – whether it is forced or genuine – has the potential to: Change our mood Be contagious Relieve stress Boost the immune system Lower blood pressure Release endorphins (the feel-good hormone) Help us stay positive…

What messages are we sending?

Have you read about the latest issue regarding the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in the state of Colorado? There was an interesting article this weekend in The Denver Post. (article on Denver homeless) The paper reports that the number of those who are homeless and seeking assistance from Denver charities has increased significantly. Many attribute this rise in homelessness…

Rules, rules, rules

“If you cannot say it or write it down, then it cannot be a rule.” It is funny how often that John and I have been discussing this concept the last couple of days; we keep coming up with examples. Our discussion started because I was recalling an incident that took place several years ago.…