A Good Idea Not Well Executed – 2.0

Rarely does the sequel meet the payoff of the original. When Hilton Hotels had a good idea not well executed that I wrote about on Wednesday, I didn’t expect a follow-up message.  As Paul Harvey used to say, “Now, the … Read More

What a Difference Seven Years Makes

Seven years ago today was a hard day for me. I wrote about the 10 Things I Learned When I was Knocked From My White Horse 18 months ago in an article published by the Success Blog. This story was … Read More

Red Lobster Biscuits and Children Growing Up

Recently my wife, Jean, and I drove by a Red Lobster and discussed that we had never eaten at one. Well, at least, together. I confessed that I am a closet lover of the cheese and herb butter biscuits they … Read More

The Loneliest Chair in the World

One year ago today I was called to testify in a non-compete violation arbitration hearing. I was sued by a former employer for alleged violations of a severance agreement containing a non-competition covenant I had signed in December of 2009. … Read More

She said, “I will.”  Again.

Yesterday,  Jean LeClaire said, “I will,” when asked by Father Rolf Tollefson if she will love me and honor me all the days of her life.  On February 9, 1990 she said words similar to these but instead to The … Read More

The Yin and Yang of Turning Fifty Years Old

Fifty years ago today, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, Minnesota, I was born to Bill and Mary Gaslin. Looking back on being fifty years old, there is much I have learned and much I have yet to understand. … Read More

Par 4.5 – A Good Goal

The seventh hole at Bearpath Golf and Country Club is a 380-yard par 4, is the number one handicap on the course and a goal of making par is aggressive for a [player of my ability. The hole features a … Read More

No One Has the Algorithm

I grew up the son of a “Math Guy.” He also liked words. My dad says, “Math makes the world go around and using the right words to tell the story of the numbers is important.” In mathematics and computer science, … Read More

Impartio Books Program – The first placement!

The Impartio Books Program has been officially launched at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport at Gate G14 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. I have  no idea where this program will end up and the feeling of a “message-in-a-bottle” is what I … Read More