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Vancouver? – Ya’ Can’t Get There from Here

September 19, 2017
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[The following is a true story.] Here’s a tip you might want to jot down: When your guests from Argentina want to hit the rails to Vancouver departing from Stanwood, Washington, the closest town to…

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A Day at the Races

September 7, 2017
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I was not sure what to expect when a buddy of mine invited me to join him for drag racing. Contrary to my assumptions, there were very few men sprinting in high heels, makeup and…

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My Visit to Authentic Scotland (Sort of)

August 8, 2017
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Recently, my wife and I spent a day exploring Scotland. Okay, technically we didn’t actually travel all the way to the land of Braveheart. But we did the next best thing: We went to a…

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My Personal War with a Backyard Mole

August 1, 2017
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I’m not a violent man. But everyone has their breaking point. And I’ve reached mine. If you’re a homeowner, there are three certainties in life: your property taxes will go up, the roof will need…

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Everything I’ve Ever Learned About Oil Rig Piston Corers and Drill Strings I Learned from My Dry Cleaner

July 18, 2017
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Did you know that on a deep-water oil rig, the crew cements casings between drillings and that when the rock cuttings reveal the oil sand from the reservoir rock, they then remove the drilling apparatus…

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Help Your Employees Make Better Decisions. Start by Removing All Restrooms.

July 10, 2017
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Periodically, I don my business consultant hat (a stylish Italian grey fedora) to share innovative business strategies to grow your business and improve your employees’ productivity. As a sought-after business process improvement expert and author…

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Meet the Likely Next President of My Alma Mater – ME

July 5, 2017
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I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but, begrudgingly, I may have to put my island life retirement on pause and return to work. That’s because odds are I will be selected as the…

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Trading Stories at My College Reunion

June 27, 2017
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I just returned from my 40th college reunion. It was an amazing experience to reconnect with many people I have not seen in decades. What college did I attend, you ask? Well if you guessed…

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A Parent’s Commencement Address to His College Graduates

June 13, 2017
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[Author’s Note: Both of my daughters graduated from college this year. This is my commencement address to them on reaching this important milestone in life.] Today marks the official start of your lives as college…

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Breaking up with an English Teacher

May 30, 2017
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[The following text exchange took place between a female business executive named Roxanne and her boyfriend of four years, Virgil, a high school English teacher.]  Roxanne: Dear Virgil, I gotta tell you something and it’s…

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