Siftings

Turn around
Oct
17
Turn around
“Where you stand depends on where you sit”, Rufus Miles once famously stated, suggesting our perspective is molded by … our perspective.  My corollary to the maxim halves the word count to “Go to the problem”.  It’s the first rule of leadership.  Go to the problem.  Don’t let it be described to you...
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Craig’s Friday Countdown: Cars I’ve owned
Oct
17
Craig’s Friday Countdown: Cars I’ve owned
Cars I've Owned   #12     1986 Chrysler LeBaron Coupe Brother Gene gave me a great deal on his car.  Worked ok for a few years as I was starting out in Vernon Hills.  Then the mid 1980s Chrysler build quality catches up with paint flaking off in sheets and electronics failing at inopportune...
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Farewell Frank
Oct
16
Farewell Frank
“Say your peace, and get out”, I said jokingly to Chief Donchez as he stood before the department heads collected for our typical Thursday meeting.  The Chief and I had just finished our exit interview, and we were a few minutes late to the meeting.  Frank was looking to say his last farewell and...
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Day of Days
Oct
14
Day of Days
Before the earth travels once more round the sun, she’ll have been part of my life longer than not.  Everything past August 8, 2015 just tips the scales ever more in my favor.  All the bad breaks through my youth and adolescence were just karmic balance for everything that followed our first...
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PCCS Charter
Jul
04
PCCS Charter
Charter (here) for Prairie Crossing Charter School, signed July 4, 1998. 
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