“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.” – Maya Angelou

Friday, August 22, 2003

Training Dogs and Leading People

As you probably know, Lynne and I are very invested in breeding, raising, training and showing dogs. (Although, we’ve slowed down a lot recently.)

I’ve noticed that some of the key guidelines for training dogs, also apply to leading and managing people and organizations. Please don’t interpret this as an insult!

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Posted under: Dog StuffThe Business World • by Rick on 08/22/2003 at 10:54 AM
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Thursday, August 21, 2003

United Way Cooking Classes

Every year, as a part of my company’s annual United Way contribution drive, I auction off two cooking lessons, each for two people. I am usually successful in combining the two winners into one night of cooking for 6 people. Everyone participates!

This year, I plan to try some new things. We’ll do Italian. I’m thinking home-made mozzarella cheese. Home-made pasta. Pork cooked in milk. ... What to have for dessert?

Here are some photos of the class from last year. As I decide on this year’s menu, I’ll post it as a comment to this article.



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Posted under: Food and Cooking • by Rick on 08/21/2003 at 09:00 PM
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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Dog Sled Races in Alaska

I recently read three books—back to back—that were all about sled dog races in Alaska. I recommend all three books, especially if you love dogs.

I lived in Alaska for a year back in the late ‘70s, and I could really identify with the stories about Alaska, its beauty, the unique culture, the weather, etc.

Click “more” for more information about these books.


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Posted under: Books I've Enjoyed • by Rick on 08/20/2003 at 09:30 PM
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