Waldo Emerson

Emerson in Good Times and Bad

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is considered one of America’s most influential philosophers. A prolific essayist and speaker, he … Continue Reading →

Election Blues? You’ve Got Rights!

“A fanatic is always the fellow on the opposite side.” Will Rogers. Will Rogers made a career of drawing a straight line to the truth. He figured common sense was … Continue Reading →

Bunion Derby 1928

Andy Payne and the Great Bunion Derby

“One can’t be an athlete all his life, but he can use the same desire that made him.” Andy Payne. Everybody has a least one obscenely fit co-worker. You know … Continue Reading →


The 200 Million Dollar Man

“The workman now earns the equivalent of a barrel of flour each day.” William H. Vanderbilt. William Vanderbilt knew his business. After inheriting 95-million-dollars from his father, the venerable Commodore … Continue Reading →

Milarepa Tibetan saint


“Live and die without regret.”  Milarepa. Milarepa is one of the best known Tibetan saints. He was born to an affluent family in 1052 and spent his early years living … Continue Reading →

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

“No kind action ever stops with itself.” Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart isn’t the first name to come to mind when discussing kindness. That’s not to say that there is anything … Continue Reading →

Douglas MacArthur


“I shall return.” Douglas MacArthur. Outnumbered, outgunned and under direct orders from FDR, MacArthur spoke these defiant words as he left the Philippines on March 20, 1942. A month later … Continue Reading →

Pope Francis

“We are dealing with real men and women who live, struggle and suffer, and are often forced to live in great poverty, deprived of all rights.”  Pope Francis. They came … Continue Reading →

Conversations in Management: Judge Hardy

“You have to eat crow before you can enjoy the taste of chicken.” Judge Hardy. Before there was a Mayberry with an Opie, Barney, Aunt Bee and Andy, there was … Continue Reading →

Conversations in Management: Humility

“Pride makes us artificial, humility makes us real.”  Thomas Merton. On any given day during the summer months, my neighborhood is alive with the sound of grass being cut. Fleets … Continue Reading →