There’s a lot to be said for being “in the moment.”Read More
Being “opportunistic” represents the confluence of opportunity, preparedness and initiative. As shared in YOU Are Destined for Greatness, being opportunistic for positive ends is a defining characteristic of achievers.Read More
I was grateful again for so many things… the opportunity to travel, to fly, to attend such an awesome conference that had been on my bucket list for years; to work for such a great organization like the Iowa Soybean Association and represent farmers; to marvel at the ingenuity behind the airplane that can get us 400-500 miles down the road in just 60 minutes.
There’s marvelous in the mundane. Sometimes it just takes a three-year-old to remind us.Read More
Around the Bend embodies my background and frame of mind.
Most importantly, the stories to be found here will be about us. I’m a simple person trying to live a simple yet rewarding life in Waukee, Iowa, with my beautiful wife Crystal and our children. Perhaps you can relate. I have good days and not so good days. I’m balancing work life and home life; parenting children while assisting with aging loved ones. I have lots of room for improvement – as a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and co-worker. I need to volunteer more, give more, pray more and ask for forgiveness more. I have doubts about where this world is going yet I’m enthusiastically grateful to be alive on a planet right now, at this time.Read More