Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

Recently, I had the opportunity to read several letters from high school coaches nominating student-athletes for a prestigious award. I didn’t know most of the young athletes, so I was going almost purely off the coaches words. I found myself drawn to vote for the...
Packaging

Packaging

My new Titanium Apple Card came in the mail. And it was different from all the rest. First, it was delivered to my door by FedEx, not to my mailbox by USPS. It was contained inside a very firm cardboard packaging. Not one of those flimsy deals; this thing had heft....
The Keys to Success

The Keys to Success

My neighbors and I have a great relationship. Part of that relationship includes the keeping of each others house keys in the event of assistance. There have been multiple times that one of us required our dogs being fed or plants watered, and we always have friends...
Back of the Card

Back of the Card

There’s an old baseball saying that you are what the back of your baseball card says you are. I started collecting baseball trading cards at about 9 years old. Baseball became my favorite sport at that time. I collected cards for about another 15 years before petering...
Unconscious Bias

What Could Go Wrong?

This past Saturday was Outbound Orientation for a group of high school students preparing to go on a year-long foreign exchange experience through Rotary. I’ve been involved in Rotary Youth Exchange since 1994, and find that this process exhilarating for all parties....