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‘Blood’ shows the maturity of Collective Soul

A few weeks back Collective Soul released their 10th album - Blood. Collective Soul has been one of my favorite bands since the early 90’s release of Hints & Allegations. With catchy hooks, easy grooves, sing-along lyrics, and the just-hard-enough edge to register on my ‘Hard Rock Radar’ - Ed Roland and the guys have made it very easy to stick around to see what comes next. And the next??? Well it may just be their best yet! Read More…

Working the Gig!

We hear it all over the news and social media today, it is the current buzzword, and the current lightening rod for debate - the Gig Economy. You hear on the news of Uber drivers ‘striking’ for better pay. That these ‘employees’ are being exploited for profit. That the companies are ‘skirting’ labor laws and should be punished, fined, or forced to change to meet the needs of the workers. Read More…

Ford Driving Skills For Life

My Daughter recently turned 16 and is diligently working to get her driver’s license. As any parent of a teen driver can tell you, this is one of the most contradiction inducing situations you may ever face as a parent. On one front, you are absolutely terrified that the kid who can’t even seem to find the ketchup in the pantry is going to be driving a 2 ton hunk of steel at 60 mph down a highway with hundreds of other idiots all around her. And on the other, you look forward to the day when you do not have to drive her or her brother to every single practice, class, lesson, trip or endeavor in the world. Finally a little free time you have earned… Read More…

a LOOOOONG time coming

The title of this post has multiple meanings. First, it has been a great long while since I have even posted on my blog. There are a myriad of reasons for that - but they all boil down to time. Or how little of it I have had to write. Second, it is in reference to a massive change in my life that has been building inside me for years, and has finally been put into action. Finally, the title reflects the very long time I spent building and growing a company, and the process it took to separate my identity and self worth from that of the company. Read More…

Lets just wait and see...

Today was the big announcement. Cincinnati is (finally??) getting the invitation to the MLS. Yippee! We are going to have three major league sports in our small city, putting us on the field with just a few other in the country. And yet I have to ask…why? Read More…
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