Monthly Archives: December 2004

A Wish

And here is a wish for the season and beyond sent to me by my good friend, Mike Piper. The wish comes from: Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder. “A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed […]


I want to express my appreciation to Chris Corrigan for his help and feedback to me as I get started with blogging. Very cool. Check out his site: Parking lot: Living in open space — it’s exceptional. If you are visiting my site and have ideas, suggestions, feedback, please let me know — I welcome […]


I am convinced that “accountability” is one of the toughest, most confusing words in the English language. It’s tough because it is thrown around so frequently and easily as a catch-all criticism when things don’t go well. A mistake on the production floor? Hmmm. Must be lack of accountability by a machine operator, or maybe […]

At the Cafe…

Yesterday I had lunch at a local cafe and couldn’t help but overhear the conversation at a nearby table. Two men who looked to be in their late twenties or early thirties were talking about their workplace. One forcefully explained how there are really only two kinds of managers in the world. One he described […]