An Intentional Act Of Kindness

Just when you thought it was safe to give up on humanity. There’s no mistaking the amount of negativity present in society today. People scratching and clawing for relevance and control, consumed with promoting their version of right or wrong on a global stage in front of a bewildered audience. The shadow cast is both … Continue reading An Intentional Act Of Kindness

Rediscovering Merriment On Montrose

There are some things that you cannot hope to duplicate. Being in love for the first time hovers near the top of the list. Same for leaving home . . . realizing that each step takes you further from the innocence of your past, and deeper into the complexity of your future. That second thing … Continue reading Rediscovering Merriment On Montrose

The Most Significant Symbol Of The Season

Her name was Carol, as in Christmas. A wonderfully energetic and slightly bohemian spirit, my most cherished memories of Mom involve her leading a group of energetic children along the streets of tiny Naco, Arizona, singing Christmas carols by candlelight, huddled together to fend off the chill from another cold winter’s night. Those memories remind … Continue reading The Most Significant Symbol Of The Season

Four Keys To Preserving Hope

My fondest memories of professional kitchens, both as a restaurant owner and Pastry Chef, were the times spent in them while they were closed. I loved walking into a kitchen at rest, humbled by remnants of a passionate lucidity, whispered expectations and desires illuminated by the warm, flickering glow of pilot lights on the stove. … Continue reading Four Keys To Preserving Hope

4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

“Swéete April Showers, Doo spring Maie flowers” This instructional prose, captured within poet Thomas Tusser’s Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, has seen its share of changes over time. More commonly known in the limerick form ‘April showers bring May flowers’, the sentiment offered 16th century farmers practical insight into the natural benefit of change: … Continue reading 4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

Service Secret #11: Viva la Vital Behaviors

“Tall Tim, my team has no energy, no life." "No one’s smiling. There’s no sense of urgency. I mean, people who were willing to do something extra now just stay in their circle. Even worse, our Customer Scores are way down. What happened? " "We need a Team Building activity or some sort of Bootcamp. … Continue reading Service Secret #11: Viva la Vital Behaviors