Out for Justice
We will pass this way but once, therefore, whatever good we may do, let us do it now
- 1975: The Vietnamese Refugee in Our Spare BedroomPlease consider helping an Afghan refugee get resettled.
- The most important lesson I have learned in life.Never take for granted that you will be with your loved one tomorrow.
- How I accidently avoided ageing by becoming unstuck in time.Age is just a number, a sometimes a startling number
- The importance of listening in building trust, particularly in this time of isolation.We need to be supporting each other, now more than ever.
- Travels with Rebecka – Florence, ItalyRebecka had a meeting in Florence, Italy so we enjoyed the city before heading off to Venice.
Nancy, the cowboy, and a few Legal Services Clients
Wardrobe! Report to the Courthouse!
Social Justice Clients: “You can’t make this stuff up!”
Talking Immigration Detainees Off The ledge
Behind enemy lines, Legal Services way back when
Chief Excuse Maker, Maya Cove Yacht Club and Cottages
A Year in the British Virgin Islands, #1 Finding Accommodations
Sailing #2, A Month at a Lobster Camp
Running #1: My year to (not) bring home the gold!
Leadership #1: An Art Which Can Be Learned
Leadership #2a – My first teachers: 1 Coach, 3 Fire Department Captains
Leadership 2b: My Teachers: 1 Drill Sergeant, Several Lawyers, 1 Caribbean Hotelier, and a Sailboat
Leadership 2c: My teachers: A High School Principal, a Student full of surprises, Volunteer Lawyers, and 126 Interns
Leadership 3: How do nice people, who happen to be outstanding workers, become bad bosses?
Leadership 4: Why are there so many incompetent people around the office, and how can you avoid becoming one of them?
Leadership 5: Leadership is a sacred trust and it is a big responsibility. Those you lead are entrusting you with years of their life.
Leadership 6: Rule #1: It’s not about you. Always put the team’s interests ahead of your own personal interests.
Leadership 7: Put the team first, Rule #2: It’s ONLY about you
Leadership 8: The most important skill for a leader is listening.
Leadership 9: Making Active, Intentional Listening Part of Your Daily Routine.
Leadership 10: Making your team members feel safe and calm. It starts on Day 1
Leadership 11: Making your team feel safe so they can work calmly.
Leadership 12: “We have a situation!”
Leadership 13: Building trust and a sense of community within your team
Leadership 14: A leader must create a place where people feel respected as people.
Leadership 15: You must respect your team member’s skills.
Leadership 16: A leader must create a space where team members have the time to accomplish their tasks.
Leadership – Don’t insist on helping people who don’t want your help
Kindness & Gratitude
Adventures in Parenting #3, Report Card: Good effort, needs improvement
Adventures in Parenting #2, The Adoption
Adventures in Parenting #1, Sex Ed
#1 Life in Small Town Iowa
Officially diagnosed: pathologically optimistic
Corona Symptoms: Laughter and Caring
These posts include my needlepoint portraits, quotes and videos, from my collection, “Persons of Interest.”
My most recent blogs
1975: The Vietnamese Refugee in Our Spare Bedroom
Please consider helping an Afghan refugee get resettled.
The most important lesson I have learned in life.
Never take for granted that you will be with your loved one tomorrow.
How I accidently avoided ageing by becoming unstuck in time.
Age is just a number, a sometimes a startling number