In 2016, accomplished sailor Falcon Riley began dreaming of a different kind of voyage. He was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, traveling from San Francisco to Guam when he began fantasizing about Mongolia. He’d written a report about Genghis Khan as a child and had been drawn to the idea of visiting ever … Continue reading Sailing Into the Unknown
With less than 60 seconds remaining on the game clock, Scripps Ranch High School had the game in the bag. The San Diego squad had the lead and the ball. All they had to do was snap the ball twice, taking a knee on each play, to continue their winning season. Everyone saw the writing … Continue reading One Last Play
If you drive down a particular stretch of Interstate 80 outside Iowa City, you may be surprised to find a trio of giant faces staring at you from a cornfield. Angry Guy, Befuddled Guy, and Disappointed Gal are 12-foot tall cutouts created by artist John Cerney about eight years ago – an installation he calls … Continue reading About Face
On Friday night Mother Nature passed through Lubbock, leaving behind our first snowfall of the season. Residents woke up Saturday to between seven and twelve inches of snow, with a steady curtain of the white stuff continuing to drop until mid-day. Cold temperatures and icy conditions led local authorities to recommend staying off of the … Continue reading How’s Your Driving?
When Susan and I got married (November of 1991), we knew Christmas was just around the corner. There wasn’t a lot of time to set up a joint household and figure out how we were going to decorate our new place for the holidays. It was stressful enough thinking about how we were going to … Continue reading The Incredible Power of Tradition
Last week I quietly posted a Gratitude Survey on the home page of company’s intranet. Being Thanksgiving week, I thought it might be interesting to invite people to share what they were especially appreciative of (besides some extra time off from work). As they days went by, more and more coworkers encountered the survey and … Continue reading Not So Different After All
I recently paid a visit to Walmart, one of my favorite people-watching locations. Proceeding to the checkout with an armful of items, I was shocked to find myself behind only one other customer. It was a young woman accompanied by what I assumed to be her mother and her young daughter. They had a cart … Continue reading Service That Shocks