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 (yes, you read that right), I decided that I wanted to be crazy and run for public office. […]

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.

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 quality. But when the shows go off the air, we are sad because we have become attached to […]

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 your face? Now is the time to find it. Why? Because it is today! There will never be […]

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 ass in it two columns from now, but both the chair and my ass will be in a […]

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 is Possible editors, Stephen Barnes). He introduced me to the word and concept of “namaste.” For your reference, […]

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 my review for the book … you need to read Orbiting the Giant Hairball. There, now if you […]

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 Woody, Buzz and the whole gang. Everyone did. Think about it. Growing up, our toys are our best […]