Luck? Skill? Or, Something Else?
I was hunting one January near my home in Western NY. The snow was deep—above my knees. Thus, I was tired after walking for several hundred yards. I stopped to catch my breath. I rested my Dad’s lightweight 12 ga. semi-automatic shotgun on my boot and took a deep breath. That’s when chaos erupted! About two feet behind me, a partridge had buried himself in the snow. When I stopped that close, he panicked and exploded into action. The sound was like a bomb going off. I screame
Becoming a Reasonable Boss
When my kids were teenagers, they…er, I mean WE had a paper route. It was hard work. We had to pick-up papers by about 4 in the morning, stuff the inserts, etc., and then deliver them all by about 7. The newspaper company managers didn’t care if it was raining, hailing, snowing or if a volcano erupted in our neighborhood—papers had to be done by 7!! The final straw for me/us was a blizzard-level snow storm. We were literally wading through snow up to our knees and it was stil
No Good Deed...Goes Unpunished!
When you plant a church, you need the credentials AFAB next to your name instead of PhD or M.Div., etc. AFAB stands for “Anything For A Buck.” I did a lot of things when we planted our church. One example was that I drove a limo, mainly to bring executives to major airports in Boston and NY. One day, I took a gentleman who was late getting into my car after I arrived on time to pick him up. He told me he was afraid he would miss his flight out of Newark and I said, “Hold on S