Enter a Season of Gratitude

It’s November…wait, what? What happened to 2017? Well, here’s the good news. The year may have mostly gotten away from you, but you still have 60 days to accomplish something great. I suggest you focus on an attitude of gratitude and use November and December to thank people for the things you appreciate about them. William Arthur Ward once said “Gratitude can transform common days … Continue reading Enter a Season of Gratitude

Leadership with Heart Podcast

I had a great discussion today with Heather Younger, author of the book The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty. She also produces a podcast entitled Leadership with Heart, interviewing managers in various roles and talking about their leadership styles. Our conversation will be released soon on iTunes, so stay alert for a link when it becomes available. Until then, here’s a nice photo of … Continue reading Leadership with Heart Podcast

Let us, then, be up and doing

I was once reading parts of a book entitled LIFE 101 by Peter McWilliams; this was hanging out on our bookshelf at home, and when I was without other library books to peruse I grabbed this one, a veritable guide to living as a human being, which was right there all the time (how did I survive up to this point?) to see what McWilliams … Continue reading Let us, then, be up and doing

Storms they are a comin’

April and May in Wisconsin have been brutal this year. We were having snow storms late into April, and May has now started as the wettest month I can remember. The U.S. Climate Data for Madison says that we average 3.54″ of precipitation in the whole month; We are currently at 7.6″ by this website’s data and only half way through May. The storms keep … Continue reading Storms they are a comin’

Rich’s Interview by the DoIT Photo Club

I am part of the DoIT Photo Club at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the UW, where we discuss photography and go out on lunch breaks to take photos on campus occasionally. I was recently interviewed by the founder of the club, John Nagler, to be featured in our department’s newsletter during the Partners in Giving campaign. Below is that interview: Q: Can … Continue reading Rich’s Interview by the DoIT Photo Club

Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show

Limnology: The scientific study of inland waters. At the UW-Madison Hasler Lab, located just west of the Memorial Union on beautiful Lake Mendota, a collection of water-related photos hang on the stairway, mirroring the theme of Arthur D. Hasler’s aquatic studies and research in Wisconsin. The Center for Limnology (CFL) was established in 1982 to plan, conduct, and facilitate inland freshwater research. For more information … Continue reading Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show