I’m thankful for my childhood friends and the lessons we learned together. As I found my way out of high school and into the Fire Department, somehow I ended up hanging out with the same kind of “got your back” kind of special people. I am THANKFUL for every one.
Posted on April 10, 2017 at 2:19pm
Upstairs with Mr. Bibbs
The cold winds swirled down the cobblestone streets and alleys as if they were always following me, and they caused me to step up my gate and on most dark mornings to hurry past people who seemed better prepared for the elements and in no particular hurry at all.
I could tell that I was poor by the work clothes that I wore and by my shoes that this…Continue
Posted on February 5, 2017 at 1:35pm
PLAYING DRESS UP
While participating in a leadership open forum recently, a fellow panel member told the story of a seminar speaker who engaged him about the responsibilities of his job. After rejecting everything that my friend described as his job as being secondary, the speaker told him that his one job, his sole purpose, was to make the Fire Chief of his department look…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2017 at 11:34am
The World War II veteran was coming home. As he walked over a rise near his family home, one of his sisters saw him and yelled out “Harley is home.” The entire family rushed out to meet him. Harley recalled his Father’s tearful words “maybe now we can learn to sleep again.”
The unrehearsed words of Harley’s Father reminded me of my Father and how he…Continue
Posted on December 13, 2016 at 9:57am