Monthly Archives: June 2011

Taking a Break

Tomorrow morning, I am leaving early to head to Tulsa, OK for the National Letterwinners Conference.  As some of you may know, I am the past president of the Iowa State Letterwinners Club.  Once a year, the leaders of Letterwinner … Continue reading

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The Compound Effect: Success, Old School

Work.  Even the word sounds hard.  Where did our work ethic go?  It seems like we definately lost it somewhere along the way.  It seems that we forgot what it takes to be successful.  It might be time to get … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Today, I have decided that I am going to take a break from writing a regular blog and take a chance to get some feedback from you, the readers. The main goal of my blog is for us all to … Continue reading

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Sowing and Reaping: Be the Best You That You Can

You must get good at one of two things: sowing in the spring or begging in the fall. God has the tough end of the deal. What if instead of planting the seed you had to make the tree? That … Continue reading

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Bringing the Family Back Together With Food

 This article ran in the Des Moines Register last week.  I am personally a huge fan of chef Curtis Stone.  I just love the fact that he is partnering with Hy-Vee in this campaign.  I think it is so cool … Continue reading

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Marvin J. Walter: A Life Remembered

  Today I had the privilege of attending the funeral of a legend of the Ames community.  Marvin J. Walters came back to the Ames community in 1968 after a 5 year start to his working career in Chicago.  He … Continue reading

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Paint It Black

It is once again Friday and that means time for another song.  This is an oldie, but a goodie.  I am not a huge Rolling Stones fan, but I have always really liked this song.  It is dark and mystic.  … Continue reading

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Chris Love: A Cyclone Remembered

                                  June 14, 2006 AMES, Iowa – Cris Love, who lettered at quarterback for Iowa State in 2003 and 2004, died Wednesday at the … Continue reading

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Challenge to Be a Leader

The topic of leadership has been and continues to be a very important topic as you look at the whole of human history.  From the very beginnings of the earliest ancient civilizations to today’s multinational corporations, men and women with … Continue reading

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