Taking Risks

Taking Risks

Risk-taking is something I have always done.  It must be in my genes…flying, sailing, and racing all of which require a certain risk-taking profile. However, today I am more concerned than usual about a risk I am about to take.  Although vaccinated six months ago, I...
Creating Rapport While Wearing a Mask

Creating Rapport While Wearing a Mask

This week brings the much-anticipated annual meeting of my professional association, MEDA (Michigan Economic Developers Association).  I’m looking forward to seeing friends from around the state for the first time in well over a year, and there will be several new...
The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Music is something that has always been a big part of my life. I played the piano and clarinet growing up, sang in the church and school choirs, and had an extensive collection of tapes and CDs, and now digital music. As nice as it is to listen to studio albums when...
Waves of the Pandemic

Waves of the Pandemic

As we walk in the second year of the global pandemic, the gravity of its ripple effect on the economy and humanity has induced a damage that might take us longer to recover than was expected. While most of the developed nations have somewhat recovered from the...
A Year for the History Books

A Year for the History Books

It’s hard to believe it was just over a year ago (March 10, 2020) that Michigan announced its first two confirmed cases of Coronavirus.  Fast forward a year and it is hard to remember the world as we knew it before we had ever heard of Coronavirus. I do remember...