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Volunteering’s Ripple Effect Volume XV

March 1st, 2022|

I was now in my third year of volunteering as a Sunday Speaker for the Michigan Council on Alcohol Problems, in churches across southeastern Michigan.

2021 Cross Country Adventure

February 1st, 2022|

September 1: the first day of our eastbound 2021 Cross Country Adventure. We checked in at the Roseburg Riverside RV Park on the banks of the Umpqua River.

Beep . . . Beep of the Heartbeat

January 11th, 2022|

Monday, December 13 at 5:50: after Donna Lee's double by-pass, open heart surgery Zack, her attending nurse, called to tell me they had taken the ventilator out of Donna Lee‘s mouth. He said I could come over to see her now. I rushed around and got over to the ICU quickly.

The Ripple Effect Volume X:

July 27th, 2021|

I was still listening to Earl Nightingale’s, The Strangest Secret, studying The Richest Man in Babylon, Acres of Diamonds, The Law of Compensation, everything I could get my hands on to help my career progress.

Basket Weavers

August 11th, 2020|

50% improvement in productivity

Kurt, Foreman for a professional, full mechanical company including plumbing, hydronics, HHVAC and based in Vancouver, WA told Session 3B of the Leadership Development Lab™:

“I […]

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume V:

October 15th, 2019|

Day 10 of our 2,500 mile adventure from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA:We stayed at the Camelot RV site last night; one of the most well-kept, neat-as-a-pen, not a rock out of place, sites we’ve stayed in. Camelot RV is located in the town of my birth, Poplar Bluff, MO.

Bumper Cars

June 11th, 2019|

Every Monday at the Sam Barlow High School job site, we have our regularly scheduled safety meetings. I had noticed that after every meeting all 110 construction tradesmen had to walk through the school's parking lot to get over to our designated work area.

Lessons I Learned in the 2nd Grade

May 17th, 2016|

When I was in the 2nd grade I got into an argument with Forrest, a classmate and friend during recess. He began chasing me around the playground calling me names and I called them back.