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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

wanting to know if the WIGGLES will ever go away! Mommy is tired of hummming the damn songs even when the kids are in bed!!! OH MY GOD!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education - Martin Luther King

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ideas are oxygen

Good evening everyone. First of all, I just like the saying, Ideas are Oxygen. Second, I like my college sports; basketball, baseball and football. But there are so many teams out there and only so many get televised that you cannot keep up with everyone.

But this not about college sports. In the Sports Illustrated Dec 15th issue, I learned about the Northern State basketball team in Aberdeen, S.D. More importantly I learned about their Coach, Don Meyer. Not only is he a handful of wins away from passing the great Bobby Knight for college victories, known in his field as one of the best bball clinicians ever, but at 63 years old, he is still learning.

Coach Meyer was in a recent car accident that took one of his legs from the knee down. Know what he learned from that, that he had cancer in his body. The car accident actually may have saved his life. And it seems they have caught the cancer in time. Go Coach!

He is now back on the bball court and it sounds like he is back to being Coach. While a wheelchair may limit his mobility, to a certain extent, and a crushed rib cage limits the raising of the voice, he commands practice and game time like he usually does.

I write this article today not just to tell you about Coach Meyer, but what he says in the SI interview really caught me. He talks about wanting to learn and is always looking for that opportunity to pick up something new for his tool belt. And we should be the same way.

One of his coaching peers said this about Coach Meyer; "Every single day he wants to learn something new. In the world of Don Meyer, ideas are oxygen."

Don himself says this, "When you're not learning about your profession or how to deal with people or life, then it's over. All windows are shut. Whether you're 15, 50 or going down the homestretch, you've gotta keep learning."

So no matter who you are, where you are, what your profession or your age, go forth and learn.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wishing everyone a
Happy Christmas and New Years!!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wow... today I celebrated 18 years with my partner. We have accomplished a lot and have grown so much. We have two beautiful sons and feel very blessed. People ask me.... how do you stay with one person for so long? My answer, may not be for all, but its my answer: Love, Patient, Kindness, Forgiveness, Allowance, Empowerment, and the most importantly.... COMMUNICATION. Relationships is work and as long as both of you are working at it, then it will work, if one gives up,then it is broken. I am the luckiest person. I love you, honey thank you for your love.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Having an awesome time in Maui! However - truely believes Kaui is the place to live! Aloha/Mahalo!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Hey there.  Was just going through my list of sites to check out and finally made some time to spend on  Yes, yes, I'm just finally checking this one out.  With so many recruiting related sites out there, it has been a bit of a daunting task making time to spend on them to determine what is really going to work and not work for me.

In my opinion, fairly popular site with quite a few people I do know and follow, as well as lots of interesting folks I'm not yet connected with but probably should and at some point, will be.  

In keeping this short and holding your attention span this morning, the thing that caught my eye was the video section.  Some are short, to the point and helpful.  The one I watched this morning was on Twitter.  I know a few of my counterparts out there have really just started exploring the use of Twitter, and this video made me think about them.  

They also have a variety of other videos that I think are worth checking out.  There are actually a couple that I'm going to share with hiring managers.  I think my HM's do hear 70% of what I'm saying during req (job) reviews, but this may also be another good tool to help support what we are telling them:-)  

So go forth and source, screen and make great hires.  BR