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Pat Metheny Group – RIP Lyle Mays

Pat Metheny Group – RIP Lyle Mays

  With the Pat Metheny Group's co-leader Lyle Mays' sad and early passing last week, I've been reviewing their extraordinary catalog. Picking the best song (or album) is a fool's errand as each record easily has at least two masterpieces on them. If you're...

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Some Good Stuff!

Some Good Stuff!

I'm always in need of at least one hour a day of entertainment.  That's 365 hours a year. A lot of programming. While I end up kissing a lot of frogs each year and when reporting often state the obvious (Game of Thrones, amazing! - duh!), I do come across a few gems...

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Don Stalker – My Dad – RIP

Don Stalker – My Dad – RIP

My Dad, Charles "Don" Stalker, passed last week. Don was 92. He had lived a full life. Details Don was a son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and husband. He was also a corporate executive, golf enthusiast, and someone whose humor was the epitome of...

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Having a Secret Mission

Having a Secret Mission

I like the idea of having a "secret mission." I have gone so far as to develop one for myself. I bring this mission with me to work every day. Perhaps by sharing what I do, you might be encouraged to create your version as I found I like having one. Plus, I think it...

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Email – Stop Reacting and Start Responding!

Email – Stop Reacting and Start Responding!

A typical annual review question you might come across is, "what will you stop doing and what will you start doing in the new year?" One of the things I have been trying to do, for a few years now, is to stop reacting! Instead, start responding. Big difference. And...

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12 Goals for 2019

12 Goals for 2019

It's that time of year again. So here, without apology, are my goals for 2019! My theme this year is simple, Dream Big! More time on my phone at the expense of relationships and the ongoing (and boring) parade of reality. Raise my "multi-tasking game" to double...

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Halloween – Full Sized Candy

Halloween – Full Sized Candy

Halloween Spending The former Celtic harvest festival of Samhain, known today as Halloween, is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States (behind Christmas). Spending for this holiday has quadrupled in the past ten years according to the Cost of...

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A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Let's get right to the point.  Star is Born is my favorite movie of the year.  I'm not sure that is going to change, either. Something extraordinary is going on in this movie. If you love movies, you really need to see this. Despite a familiar storyline,...

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Good Stuff – I’m Into

Good Stuff – I’m Into

I thought I would share some of the good things I've tapped into lately. Like most of us, I try to be deliberate and thoughtful with how I spend my time (sometimes a bit too much so). My hope here is my obsession with all this might lead to you finding a similar value...

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