Crave the Day: Where are you Traveling?

During my career, mentoring and helping others reach their goals was a part of my responsibility. Upon my retirement, I began interacting with many people who felt their ambitions were not tangible–goals such as earning a college degree and landing a dream job. Additionally, I was surprised at the notion of failure that prevented these individuals from even trying and so this series is dedicated to travelers who lack a travel guide. … More Crave the Day: Where are you Traveling?

52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 5, Our Military

As I continue Bernadette’s “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” at Haddon’s Musings, I’m honoring our nation’s military service men and women, this includes anyone who has served and raised their right hand to The Oath of Enlistment or The Oath of Office. Additionally, I thought I might share a section of The Oath of Enlistment: “I will … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 5, Our Military

52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 3, President Barack Obama

I am always thankful for leadership insight. And since it’s Inauguration Day, I’m sharing a few leadership thoughts. First, we have various types of leaders within our society. You might see a parent,  a grandparent, or your pastor as a leader. But what really is the contributing factor that creates the image of a leader in … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 3, President Barack Obama

52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 2, Women Power

Fridays are Feminist Friday on Haddon’s Musings; although, I do not claim the title of feminist, I do advocate women are strong. I raise my daughter to be strong and competent, and kind.  I believe a balance amongst these three traits is essential. I will also agree, during times of necessity, one trait should be displayed … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 2, Women Power

Leadership In Unlikely Places: Paw Patrol

If you’re looking for a different approach to teaching or learning leadership concepts look no further! Please check out this article and the blog  The Way of A Leader: Compassionate Leadership for Today’s Business. I promise you’ll smile during this lesson! Think of this as a short trip on a leadership cruise, courtesy of Paw Patrol. … More Leadership In Unlikely Places: Paw Patrol

25,000 Patriots

I’ve enjoyed following so many wonderful poets on WordPress, and I thought I might share a poem I wrote some time ago. Here is what a nice glass of  RED wine, creative writing course deadline, and sitting in a week long TAPS (Transition Assistance Program) briefing produces. A bit of background: at this point, I … More 25,000 Patriots

Remembering 9/11

Always remember…I hope we take time to pause from our day and reflect on all the lives lost, the families who cannot hug their loved ones, and be thankful for our freedoms. I hope we also reflect that during this time we were simply Americans with open hearts. Let us not let a tragedy like … More Remembering 9/11