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  • 2023 Week 49 – This is the Voice of America

    2023 Week 49 – This is the Voice of America

    What’s Going On:Lots of things getting in the way of blogging recently. All good, but this time of year can get very busy as we plan for the holiday festivities and try to complete outstanding projects before winter break. I’m fortunate that my company closes from Christmas to the New Year so that should give…

  • 2023 Week 43 – Bohemian Bobbleheads

    2023 Week 43 – Bohemian Bobbleheads

    What’s Going On:I had the opportunity to join my lovely partner on a trip to the Austin TX area a few weeks ago. We went down to check out the Original Round Top Antiques Fair, in Round Top, TX. The entire place had a Texas-type Bohemian feel to it (hats, sun dresses, and cowboy boots)…

  • 2023 Week 42 – Back Home Again in Indiana

    2023 Week 42 – Back Home Again in Indiana

    What’s Going On:I’ve been back from Europe for a while and have been playing catch-up for the last few weeks. I also took another trip. This time Texas was the destination! Special shout out to Side Door Bagels for the fantastic breakfast bagel I picked up last week! More to come soon…

  • 2023 Week 41 – London Calling

    2023 Week 41 – London Calling

    What’s Going On:Leaving Paris was not bitter-sweet. I was ready for the next stop in my travel back to the U.S., London, England. I took another ridiculously long Uber ride to the train Station & boarded Eurostar #9027 for the 2-hour trip under the English Channel. As I wrote last week, once I got to…

  • 2023 Week 40 – Oui Oui Paris

    2023 Week 40 – Oui Oui Paris

    What’s Going On:Continuing from last week, when I spent a week in Zurich for work, it was now time to work my way back home with some side trips along the way. I left Zurich HB (one of the coolest train stations I’ve ever been in), and in just over 4-hours, I stepped off the…

  • 2023 Week 39 – Say (Swiss) Cheese!

    2023 Week 39 – Say (Swiss) Cheese!

    What’s Going On:We’re getting ready for this year’s Leadership Exchange in Zurich, Switzerland. We had delegates start arriving on Saturday and planned a cruise on Lake Zurich while waiting for the final attendees to arrive (and to help people stay awake). We officially started things on Sunday with a Labor Market Overview and a deep…

  • 2023 Week 38 – International Travel

    2023 Week 38 – International Travel

    What’s Going On:I just flew into Zurich and, boy, are my arms tired! Sorry for the old joke but crossing the Atlantic is no joke! I’m visiting for work and part of the support staff for a Leadership Exchange trip bringing approximately 100 CEOs and elected officials to Zurich Switzerland to learn about the apprenticeship…

  • 2023 – September Time Out

    2023 – September Time Out

    I’m taking a break from the Blog for the month of September. I need to focus on other things and have not had much to share or talk about lately. I should be back in October with regular updates.

  • 2023 Week 32/33 – Pizza Pizza!

    2023 Week 32/33 – Pizza Pizza!

    What’s Going On:I missed the weekly post again last weekend, so it’s another double post this time around. We’ve been very fortunate with the weather this summer, but that’s about to come to an end this week, with temps hitting 99 degrees on Wednesday and 102 on Thursday (ouch). What I’m Eating:I’m a big fan…