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Mayor Dedor

Three days ago was yet another anniversary in my life. It is the day that I lost my campaign for Mayor of Mason City, Iowa. Oh, you didn’t know that? Back when I was 18 years old

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This column tri-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” appears every third Wednesday. Not very often does a television program come along that tells a great story. Sure, a lot of what is written for television is

FOCUS: Passions! (v4n3)

Selected Life Lesson Enjoy your own passion! -Gail J’s Life Lesson from Lee’s Summit, Missouri Richard’s Thoughts… What do you enjoy doing? Are you doing it enough? Do you have any idea what brings a smile to

The Times Square Light

This column bi-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” appears every third Wednesday. This is my next-to-last column that I will write from this chair. Well that is not quite true. This chair will have this same

Cafe Namaste

When I saw this picture months ago I knew I’d be saving it and using it for a blog post eventually. It was nearly three years ago when I met my friend (and one of the Anything

Orbiting the Giant Hairball

I love when randomly recommended books turn out to be amazing! Then I find out that the book has been one of the favorites amongst leadership folks for 15 years! I will say this before I give

Toy Story Builds From Screw Ups

I remember going to see the first Toy Story when I was a kid. I saw it in theatre’s with my dad and my brother. It was Pixar’s first animated film I quickly fell in love with