You Will Be Alright

From time to time I like to share short stories or poems on my blog.  I find it meaningful and fulfilling.  And quite honestly who doesn’t like a little something to pull at our heart strings?  I hope you enjoy this little piece of my heart. It was a cold November morning in sleepy Georgia [...]

Perception

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. - John C. Maxwell The way we carry ourselves and treat others is what helps define who we are and how we are judged in today’s society.  In a world where there is a lot of talk and dwindling [...]

Old Friends

I miss all of my old friends who have passed away. Sometimes you just don't understand why they were taken so soon. I loved and miss Johnny Cash. I miss my old buddy Johnny Paycheck, who happens to be buried in an area of the cemetery that I bought for my family. - George Jones [...]

When Diplomacy Fails the “People Pleaser”

Well, the thing that I learned as a diplomat is that human relations ultimately make a huge difference. - Madeleine Albright  Diplomacy is the heart of what I do for a living. And so, it is exasperating when diplomacy fails to resolve personal conflicts at home or the workplace. It can really weigh on a [...]