Culture Shock

Culture Shock

My July column for The Kitsap Sun. You can also listen to the article below (7 minutes, 58 seconds) “My middle name is Joseph.”  Well, actually it’s not. My middle name is José; named after my maternal grandfather José Antonio González. Tonito, as he was fondly called...
Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebrating Juneteenth

So you’d think a History major who prided himself on knowing the history of the Civil War and that era would have known about Juneteenth. Well, maybe others matching that description did, but this one didn’t. And I’m embarrassed by that fact....
On Advancing the Dialogue for Growth & Hope

On Advancing the Dialogue for Growth & Hope

From my personal Facebook post on Sunday evening… I feel very strongly about taking a personal stand on the events that have been unfolding around our country. One of the ways I believe that we can all grow and be better is putting more actions into our words....

The 100 Deadliest Days

The 100 days between Memorial and Labor Days are the deadliest on American highways. You likely know the reasons: more cars, more drinking, more impatience, more rage, more distractions. As a risk management expert, I promise you that the greatest risk you take daily...

Being Entrepreneur

It takes a special kind of crazy to be an entrepreneur. It requires a rare blend of risk taker, visionary, creative thinker, resilience, perseverance, confidence, and tenacity to even start a business, much less run one successfully. It’s not for the faint of heart....