Personal Leadership Blog

From personal experiences and forward thinking, my blog shares insight on what it takes to be a great leader in all areas of your life.

Oxy Dreams While Convalescing

Story: I’m a week into my knee replacement and on “Oxycodone,” the notorious pain reliever probably found in far too many medicine cabinets worldwide (but that’s another blog topic). Frankly, I’m recovering better because of its benefits AND I’m looking forward to getting completely off the drug this coming week. Besides helping me with pain […]


Make a Fist, Stay Still and Squeeze!

Story: Getting major surgery puts you in contact with a range of health care workers outside of just a phenomenal surgeon and operating team. They include a cadre of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinicians, food service folks, receptionists, and custodians. I was in the hospital from pre-operating admission Sept. 6 at 11 a.m., to final […]

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Wahoo! Microdosing in Retirement?

Story: While in recovery from major surgery, my interest in discovering and applying effective pain reducing drugs has dramatically increased. What works? Harmful side- effects? Dosage? Frequency? Etc. While wandering around the web learning more on this topic, I read A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman, a public defender who experimented with microdosing LSD […]

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Vividly Lying in State

Story: Although our blog audience is literally world wide, most of you would know of senator and American patriot, John McCain, and his passing on Saturday, Aug. 25. McCain and his family were very open regarding his battle with brain cancer, and the public knew it was only a matter of time. While he was […]

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A Man and an Ice Cream Cone

Story: Our 11-year-old grandson Logan and I went on a ferry ride from Edmonds to Kingston, WA the other day. It’s a fun, short trip across the shipping lanes of Puget Sound, to get a super delicious ice cream cone from MORA. While we were waiting to get on the ferry, an older, somewhat unkempt […]

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