I recently moved out of my hometown where I had served on the local fire department for the last four and a half years. It was a small department located just outside of a village of about 400. Our coverage area was 54 square miles (one and a half townships), plus providing aid to other … Continue reading On Being a Firefighter
If I feel alone and unworthy as a single person, it may be as much a product of my internal emotional realities as it is my external relationship status, which is a caution about the possibility of those same feelings persisting even after the relationship status has changed, which of course is a call to … Continue reading Unfulfilled
Jesus, speaking to Peter one on one: "I assure you: when you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don't want to go." He said this to signify … Continue reading What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
I feel a duty to lead. One reason, is that I am compelled by gratitude: I want to share because other people first shared with me. What those people were to me, I am compelled to be for somebody else. So much personal progress hinges upon fresh perspective, and I can deliver that to somebody, … Continue reading “Great Individual Contributors”: the Duty to Lead
Let me tell you, it's waking up with the feeling that you’ve wasted most of your twenties. Here’s the thing about that; I can rationalize things one direction or another, like, what if I had done this, or what if I done that? However, the real truth is, I believe that God would have taught … Continue reading Which Way Should I Go?
Adopting the language of Michael Gerber's "E-Myth", I am a technician learning how to function as a manager and think like an entrepreneur. I work as the production manager for a wildlife rugging studio (yeah, wholesale bear rugging is actually a thing), a volunteer firefighter, and I put in three shifts a week at the … Continue reading A Little More About Me