My Prayer for Science and On-Demand Miracles

My Prayer for Science and On-Demand Miracles I am living proof that miracles can happen deliberately.  On-demand miracles are the result of innovation and science working together. Unraveling a miracle starts with tinkering,…

Learning to Play the Mandolin: A Lesson in Courage

Learning to Play the Mandolin: A Lesson in Courage Eight years ago, I bought a mandolin with full intent to be pickin’ away by now. I’ve loved bluegrass music since…

Making the Substitution: A Sports Analogy for Managers of People Working in Teams

I hop right up on my soapbox when people start thinking that workplace teams are like sports teams. Until the day that Program Managers have tryouts and post who made the team outside their office door, choose who plays, and can put non-performers on the bench – it’s just not the same thing. AND, what workplace task has a clearly defined set of skills and rules of the game like sporting events?