Any gardener knows that the seed catalogs start sending you their glossy temptations(I have afriend who calls them "garden porn")early in the year. Far, far too early to actually start planting (or even buying, probably, in this part of the country).
I often think of the sudden influx of seed catalogs in our mailbox as Christmas in January--and, as I've blogged about before, poring through tho...
December 18, 2013 - 1:36pm
I am not always a fan of animated movies, especially Disney animated movies. I went to Frozen anyway, and it turned out to be much better than I was anticipating. In fact, it almost seems that they listened to some of the complaints that many people have voiced over the years, and changed how the heroine is saved in the climax of the movie.
Another thing that is enjoyable aboutFrozen is that i...
December 11, 2013 - 6:32pm
Your employees are not assets to be bought and sold, but treasures that must be preserved at all costs.
W. Edwards Deming would use this statement to make a point about the fact that you have made a big investment in hiring, training, coaching, and enduring mistakes while employees are in the learning phase of the job. Rather than writing off that investment, if you have an employee whose pe...
December 02, 2013 - 5:10pm
First Things First
One of reasons that many people come to Park Rapids is the many lakes surrounding our town. Where I came from, there are not many lakes or bodies of water, and so I appreciate having them so abundant in my new hometown. I especially love having a river that runs through town. It is a beautiful setting, made even more beautiful by the red bridge that crosses it. This red bridge is one of the dis...
October 24, 2013 - 10:00am