Jack Dainel's motto

I saw this on a distillery tour and it really resonated with me. 


Pacific Northwest

Birthplace of Aviation

This week marks three years since my first solo flight. Learning to fly taught me so many valuable lessons. Here is the view of S24, the location of that flight. 

Actions are more important than words

Father's Day 2020

You likely read my Mother's Day 2020 post which referenced this upcoming Father's Day 2020 post. As promised, here it is. Some lessons and stories about my dad. 

The first one is the squealing tires story I promised last month. One evening as a new driver I was leaving the house with a couple of friends. Our street was on a slight hill, which made for an excellent opportunity to do a burnout. I had the perfect car. A 1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a 455 V-8. Our house was at a T-intersection and as I put the pedal to the floor on the east-west road, my parents were coming home down the north-south road. My dad honked, but then my mom said something and my dad waved me on. I knew I was in trouble.

What you do is what matters

Maumee River

We have been spending a lot of weekend afternoons on the bank of the Maumee River enjoying nature, a picnic lunch and a good book. 

Favorite Books

If you have overdosed on streaming services the last few weeks (or is it months) with the stay-at-home orders, I recommend you grab a book or three and enjoy some time reading outside now that the weather is better.

There are some great life lessons in these books.

First, Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Read the book first and then enjoy the movie.

Why is this such a good book - it teaches you that you might have to take a very different, very unpopular approach to improve.

The next book is The Halo Effect...and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers. Why is this such a good book? You will learn the flaws of the ideas taught in business school and by most other business books.

I always recommend that you check them out at your local library or look for a copy at a Friends of Library sale.

But they are also available on Amazon and other digital services.

Leadership and The Last Dance

Some great business and life lessons from The Last Dance —even for this Larry Bird fan. This might be the best and sum up the reason he won six titles.