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Taking the opportunity to express your self

We are in the home stretch of 2021. As the year winds down, it seems that the holiday season will be more “normal” than it was last year. People everywhere are decorating, shopping and celebrating in groups. Hopefully vaccines and safe practices will keep COVID-19 at bay, allowing those ...

Focus on the many blessings we have to be grateful for

This Thanksgiving week Lynnda and I are at the Outer Banks in North Carolina with our family. Coming here is always a reminder of what is important and what we need to be thankful for. After a year and a half of COVID it is a blessing to be together with family in person since everyone lives ...

Make Thanksgiving a daily thing

The late F. W. Boreham, an Australian Baptist minister, in the mid 1900s use to tell the story of three friends who, on a rainy day, attended a little church among the Yorkshire dales. The service was to be conducted by a preacher who had to walk 15 miles over the hills to get to the church ...

Finding our own reasons to be thankful

It might seem like it’s hard to be thankful right now. Most of us have taken our masks off, but COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. Vaccines that guard against the disease have certainly helped, but their effectiveness fades after a while, and sometimes people who have had the shots still become ...

Advancing pay equity through apprenticeships

This year, we commemorate National Apprenticeship Week from Nov. 15 to 21. NAW was first observed in 2015 at a time when women made up just 9 percent of all Registered Apprentices, despite making up 47 percent of the U.S. labor force. We have seen the percentage of women in ...

Leaders let their teams have fun

Lynnda and I just returned from Disney World, a trip I promised her following soccer season. This was a “thank you” for her support during the season. We eat late dinners during the season. Most weekends have games restricting fall travel. Her support is essential for me to coach. She ...