My Last Post Before The Election

I am heartbroken to learn who among those I know have voted for Donald Trump.  And I am sad to learn who among those I know aren't voting at all. What Do I Think?Since I turned 18 in 1978, I've always wished for better candidates. I've...

The Green Fields of the Mind

[Longtime readers of Net Cotton Content will recall this seasonal post. With the end of another baseball season, "it must follow, as the night the day." Feel free to skip the next few paragraphs. But read, below, "The Green Fields of the...

Cheers!

I've never been a big drinker. I've known — and know — some Big Drinkers. They are the people who rely on alcohol to get them through: the party, the workday, the pain of daily living.  That's been the biggest surprise of my executive...

This is all we want you to do.

Breathe.  Last week, I was reminded of this. I had arrived to give a brief talk to a peer group of not-for-profit executive directors in Licking County. (I love that name: Licking County! What were the namers thinking? Wait. Don't answer that. It's...

Upon Arriving Anywhere

When I arrive most places, it's usually by car. A little clown car. And I have this ritual: 1. Steer and brake to a stop in a parking place.2. Turn the key to kill the engine.3. Pull the parking handbrake.4. Release the clutch.5. Open the door.6. Get out. 7....

The Tell-Tale Downward Glance

What do you think when others check their phones? Last week, I was chairing a group meeting. The group is highly functional: processing deep issues, holding each other accountable, caring for the membership, and nurturing the chair (thanks!). Then The Moment...