Have you ever wished you would have “thought of that sooner?”

Have you ever wished you would have “thought of that sooner?”

Recently I was giving a “lunch & learn” presentation at a nationally-recognized corporate headquarters: Think “duck,” quack, quack. The presentation was connected to Arbor Day, which this year – for me anyway – feels like it’s happening every weekend. (Back to the movie “Groundhog Day?”) There was a good attentive crowd in attendance. I am always thankful to enjoy an […]

Arbor Day – Do you know when it’s celebrated? And why?

Arbor Day – Do you know when it’s celebrated? And why?

Although national Arbor Day is in April, many states and communities celebrate Arbor Day sooner to take advantage of a more suitable climate in which to plant trees. Yes, Arbor Day is about planting trees, but it’s also a time when we can celebrate nature. Nature is a great stress reliever, a great healer. (A repost from December 2017.) Related: When is […]

Could you stand to laugh a little more?

Could you stand to laugh a little more?

I was laughing so hard, I was crying. Last week, I mentioned that Groundhog Day was one of my favorite days. Now after seeing the Facebook Live broadcast of the spectacle on Gobbler’s Knob surrounding the emergence of Punxsutawney Phil, it has definitely moved into a top spot. I know there are those of you who are too serious-minded; those […]

Groundhog Day. It comes around year after year.

Groundhog Day. It comes around year after year.

Groundhog Day. Like clockwork.  What a day! All the hype surrounding a rodent and its ability to forecast the weather. We won’t get into accuracy levels. Apparently, accuracy and weather forecasting are totally unrelated anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I like all the hype – we can all use a little silliness in our lives from time-to-time – sometimes I […]

Quagmire – Getting Out While You Can

Quagmire – Getting Out While You Can

Although I’m not big on doing themes or a series with my blogs, my last few have all sort of tied in together.  First, “Resolution or Realization,” points out that the reality of life is that it “just happens.” It does not matter what our great master plan is, things often beyond our control, just happen. From there, I asked, […]

Your Life Feeling a Little Ho Hum?

Your Life Feeling a Little Ho Hum?

As a forester, navigating dirt roads this time of year can be quite the challenge. This is one of our rainiest times of year and coming off a wet 2018 has made matters even worse. When dirt roads get soggy, they get soft especially in lower lying areas. When they get soft, tires will leave impressions or ruts. The soggier […]

Are you following the easiest path?

Are you following the easiest path?

If the answer to this question is no, the obvious reply is, why not? Many people believe in the ole saying, “sometimes the right path isn’t the easiest one.” Maybe you fall into that category. If you do, let me expand on my previous question a little bit. If you believe you are on the right path, and that path […]

Resolution or Realization? Which is it for you?

Resolution or Realization? Which is it for you?

Before I begin, let me wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We all know that this is the time of the year for resolutions. Some live by them and some want nothing to do with them … so I’m not going to say much about resolutions, other than they seem to be more pronounced this time of the year. […]