Endurance

With such little time spent talking about actual issues during this presidential race, it’s almost certain that neither of the candidates could possibly claim a mandate victory. I’m fine with that. While I’m less than impressed with both candidates, I remain impressed with the resiliency Americans have shown over time. Let’s face it, we’ve had…

Be Part of the Statistic!

When I served as Vice President of Marketing, at a previous company, I made it a point to travel with our territory managers at least one day each week. As economic conditions worsened and morale decreased, I would always make it a point to say to our customers, “While I am not sure when the…

Remembering the Price of Freedom

This morning I awoke with a sense of gratitude, as I often do, for being fortunate enough to live in the United States.  Where else in the world is there a greater sense of optimism, hope and renewal than in the United States?  Even during difficult times, our blessings seem to overflow. The freedoms we…

A Celebration of the Improbable

As we enter into Independence Day weekend, I’m reminded of all the improbable victories achieved during a relatively short 234 year history. While there are buildings across the globe older than our country, the richness of our short legacy endures. It is worth remembering the journey taken when many seem to believe we are in…

Honoring and Remembering

This Memorial Day weekend we take time to honor and remember the brave men and women of the United States armed forces who went away to serve and never came back. They and their families have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Cpl George A. Lutz II paid the ultimate sacrifice to his country while serving in…

My First Day

As each year passes, the various “firsts” in my life have more meaning. I remember my first day of riding a school bus to Kindergarten – the beginning of a learning journey that continues to this day. The first date I had with my wife definitely changed my life for the better. While my wife…

Honoring Those Who Served

This morning in Atlanta has started out cold and drizzly. A definite improvement however, from the weather we experienced yesterday. As I drove to the office this morning, I was reminded that the veterans who have served our country over the many years have fought in this weather and in much worse. They have experienced…

Important Lessons Found in Ordinary Places

We were at the mall last weekend, looking for that “must have” pair of shoes that my daughter needed in order to begin a successful school year. It was the second mall we ventured to that day. An associate at the first shoe store we visited was kind enough to call ahead to another store…