Trophy Hunting: A Shame Response

Trophy Hunting: A Shame Response

I am a trophy hunter – not with a gun – but I love a good trophy and I tend to hunt for them. That desire is key for thriving in corporate America – you got to love getting the big win and the big award recognizing your greatness. Trophies have a lot of forms. Sports...
Mistakes and Apologies

Mistakes and Apologies

Mistakes are what make us human and apologies are what help us survive our humanity. — Rick Patterson, Shame Unmasked This quote comes from the first story in the first chapter of my book and emphasizes what I believe is the most important aspect of being human...
The Truth About Farming

The Truth About Farming

I raise beef cattle.  I run about 30-50 head depending on the time of year but try and keep my momma cow population at the 20-25 level.  A lot of people envy my situation – the land and the rather romantic idea of working the land compared to the everyday grind.  I...