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GPS, Common Sense Killer or Helper?

October 21, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorFirst off, I love me some GPS. I have nicknamed my GPS driving partner ‘Mandy Magellan’ based on the explorer Sir Ferdinand…
I’ll admit it, I talk to Mandy as I am driving – when I miss a turn because the heads-up to turn was 21 feet from the intersection, I have been known to scream at Mandy for not telling me sooner. Read more…

Commitment & Support

October 14, 2016 3 comments

AuthorDue to current events in our country and around the world, I have often caught myself thinking “What is this world coming to?”

I’m sure there are many of you who feel the same . . . am I right???   What I want to bring full circle is our very impressive trade show family, where we understand what needs to be done in order for the show to go on and sometimes for life to go on as well.

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Active Shooter

September 30, 2016 2 comments

Author PhotoAm I the only one a little wistful for the way things used to be? I loved the freedom that my childhood afforded me that just doesn’t seem to be afforded to kids today. We ran out of the house in the morning in the summer or on the weekends and played all day—rode our bikes for miles, ran through the woods, skated and played ball in the street. We didn’t have traveling sport teams that kept us busy and we didn’t have all sorts of video and electronic games to bury our heads and distract us. Our parents didn’t worry about us as much as we worry about our kids now…  Read more…

The Art of Listening

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorTo all you married people out there – have you ever heard these words from your spouse: “You never listen to me?” I have and after 47 years of marriage, I guess you could say I am a slow learner (although I must admit, I am much better now than I was in my early days).

Several years back, my wife and I went on a Marriage Encounter weekend where we were taught the finer points of the 10/10… Read more…

Face To Face

September 16, 2016 4 comments

AuthorI was just about to leave my house last weekend when a young man rang my doorbell and asked me to purchase some popcorn to help support his scout troop. Now I was in a hurry but a couple of things struck me about this guy. He was probably 11 to 12 years old, extremely poised, polite, nicely dressed and he had the courage to knock on my door and attempt to sell me something most people really don’t need, or want…so right off the bat he has my attention. Read more…

I Created An Algorithm

September 9, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorMany of today’s youth do not get credit for their skillful use of computers, math, and the ole Rubik’s cube. Enter recent high school graduate and new college freshman Connor Wright. Over the summer, Connor was recently named Facebook’s artist in residence and he spent several weeks creating a portrait of Alan Turing (see image below), but he did not use paint or ink or even Crayola Crayons, nope, Connor used 6,534 dominos. Yeah dominos. This is his latest project that combines a number of his skills and passions. Math, science, art, and good ole wondermentality. Our business is full of skill, drive, and an absolute dose of wondermentality.

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My Dirty Little Secret

August 19, 2016 7 comments

AuthorI have a secret, a dirty little secret that I have been harboring for over 19 years now. And NO, my secret is not that I know who shot JR on Dallas.

Unfortunately, the longer I work at Optima and the closer I work with you, the more guilt pangs course through my veins from keeping this secret. I feel as if I must cleanse myself, right this wrong, beg for your forgiveness and head down the path towards redemption.

So here it goes… Read more…

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