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The Food of “Success”

Our yellow Labrador, Roscoe, is my constant companion, especially when I’m working or writing. He has listened to at least 100 conference calls and has helped me write two books and any number of blog posts. Like […]


| Posted in Civics Family

We Remember and Must Never Forget

Today is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor those who died in the service of our country. While my father did not die in combat, he did serve in the US Navy in […]


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A Personal Message of Christmas

The end of the year is traditionally a time of both celebration and remembrance. We gather as family to enjoy time together, we reflect on the year that has passed, and we resolve to change some […]


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Never Forget

On the last Monday of every May, Americans celebrate Memorial Day – a traditional opportunity to remember those who fought for our country and who sacrificed in so many ways for our freedoms. I’ve written […]


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Balancing Your Work With Your Life

Personal Time in a Passion-filled Career When I retired from Microsoft after 22 years, I assumed that my life would be more settled and run at a more comfortable pace.  The Microsoft years were an […]


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Finding Happily Ever After

” In our search for achievement, meaning, and the ultimate significance of our own lives, how do we find “happily ever after?”” I’ve recently passed a number of important milestones in my life – ones that […]


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The Other Side of Christmas

As someone who loves this time of year, I was beginning to worry that the “Christmas Spirit” was going to pass me by this time.  I definitely got caught up in the rush of my […]


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4th of July Tradition

Our family has celebrated July 4th on Whidbey Island for almost 20 years. Whidbey is about 30 miles north of Seattle and getting there requires a 20 minute ferry ride – sometimes with a long […]


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Honoring Their Memory

The last Monday in May always fills me with mixed emotions.  It is a day when we remember those that have fallen in the service of our country and those that stood up for our […]


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The Meaning of the Dutch Word “Sterk”

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts (see Reform Interruptist or United We Stand) it is quite clear that I am passionate and patriotic about the United States.  My ancestors immigrated to the […]