Archive For August, 2012

Joy In The Journey – Part 7 – Fairfield

Joy In The Journey – Part 7 – Fairfield

Click here to read the other Joy In The Journey Parts Traci and I arrived back from Africa in August 1991 and got settled back into life in Lincoln, IL. It was not a time for making decisions about our future.  The next 15 months would be a critical time, with decisions made that shaped what unfolded over the following decade. It shaped me more than I ever thought about…

My Mistake… Doing Business With Friends

My Mistake… Doing Business With Friends

This summer I broke one of my life rules – doing business with friends. I don’t sell things to friends (cars, appliances, tools, computers, etc.). I don’t buy services from friends (construction projects, services, financing, etc.). If a friend owns a restaurant, sure, I’ll go in and buy a sandwich or something. But, when it comes to exchanging hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars… I won’t do it. Period. Why? I…