Day of Gratitude 9-21 Every Year

Day of Gratitude 9-21 Every Year

I participated in a celebration of life and beating the odds with Paul Tillotson. When faced with information that caps your life expectancy, you have two options, give in, or fight. It provided new meaning to the word deadline. Two years past the ominous date is...
Great Teamwork and Partnerships Are Sacred

Great Teamwork and Partnerships Are Sacred

My brothers & I grew up with our dad at his remodeling company called Levco Builders. By the time I was old enough, dad had several carpenters working for him. I was a willing participant in the team dynamic. Working with our hands I could see the fruits of our...
Gaining Perspective From Afar

Gaining Perspective From Afar

I was recently fortunate enough to be able to travel to Iceland. A beautiful Scandinavian country at 66Degrees north, that is 22 degrees North of Idaho and 7 time zones away from us too. Why Iceland you ask, well it’s a long story for another day. The homes are...
What Remodeling Means to Me

What Remodeling Means to Me

Tis the season for reflection and expressing gratitude. I recently saw a synopsis of what remodeling is all about: Service to Others, Value Creation, Attitude, and Goodwill. It was followed with a pointed question. What are you putting out there?  Whoa! The question...
Blood Sweat & Tears

Blood Sweat & Tears

I pulled off the trail to contemplate my progress, enjoy the view, and marvel at how far I’ve come. I realized that the group Blood, Sweat & Tears’ name is what I have invested, and their song “Hi-De-Ho” is an appropriate anthem for me. I...
Am I worthy of this kindness?

Am I worthy of this kindness?

As a care-giver, I was quick to show that I cared by giving a ridiculous amount of myself to those in need. It became theatrical; when I was in uniform, I was the caped crusader. I had a set of standing orders, powerful medications, lots of high-tech miniaturized...