A Very Special Flock

A Very Special Flock

Many years ago, my wife and I moved into a new community.  On the very day we were unloading our household items our new neighbors came over to introduce themselves.  Our visitors included a wonderful family, Scott and Mary and their children, just two houses...
Envy and the Call to Humility

Envy and the Call to Humility

Employee motivation comes in multiple forms. Some are motivated by recognition and the pursuit of job titles while others are content maintaining the status quo. Some stereotypes of government employees suggest veteran municipal workers are content holding the same...
A New Year, but My Life Gets Older

A New Year, but My Life Gets Older

I went to a funeral last week. It was a sobering start to a new year. He was a young man, 53, leaving a wife and two young children behind him. I hadn’t met him, but his brother is a good friend of mine. There is something about funerals. They seem to be able to blow...
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