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A culture of service is just a day in, day out,
ongoing, never ending, unremitting, persevering,
compassionate, type of activity.

Leon Gorman

Last Monday morning I had the opportunity to enjoy coffee with my friend Craig Poole at Reading’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.  Coffee with Craig is always a learning experience. He has that unique ability to take a complex idea, explain it in layman’s terms, and then identify actions that serve to exemplify it.  He is the General Manager of Reading’s Doubletree by Hilton and had the distinction of being named a 2016 recipient of the chain’s highest award ( CEO’s Light & Warmth Award.).…

Rarely can a response make something better,

what makes something better is connection

Brene’ Brown

The move is completed!  Laura, Chad and the “Pups” have settled into the new “den”.  Boxes still fill the house, but slowly and surely treasures collected over the years will find their way to new locations and soon this new house will take on the comfort that comes with time and use.  It will become a part of them, and they will collectively transform a house into their home.…

03March

MOVING DAY


MAN MAINTAINS HIS BALANCE, POISE,

AND SENSE OF SECURITY,

ONLY AS HE IS MOVING FORWARD.”

Maxwell Maltz

Every Thursday we drive to New Jersey to babysit the Wolfpups (aka our grandchildren), while my son, Chad, and his wife, Laura, attend to their busy schedules. The day is always fun, filled with laughter, and its end comes much too quickly. This past Fall, Chad and Laura decided to put their house on the market and began the search for something nearby, but a little bigger.…

“MAKE EACH DAY YOUR MASTERPIECE” – John Wooden

“It’s another day to excel!  There are acres of diamonds waiting to be mined, It’s time for you boys to go get yours”  Those words were shared with the Wolf brothers on countless mornings as we were rising and getting ready for school.  You see our father, Harry, was a disciple of the positive thinkers of his time; Norman Vincent Peale, W. Clement Stone, Zig Ziglar, Russell Conwell and Robert Schuller. Like them be believed anything was possible and it all began by starting your day with an optimistic outlook.  …

18February

ARE YOU ALL-IN?


“To listen is to lean in, softly, with a
willingness to be changed by what we hear”

MARK NEPO

A number of years ago a friend with whom I was pursuing a project would remind me, “You need to be all in on this, there is no in-between, you are either all-in or all-out!”  Those words have stuck with me ever since. Those who are all-in dedicate themselves to the task at hand. Nothing distracts their focus. They commit and expect no less of those with whom they are engaged.…