Wrap sumden

Running shoe tread
Until you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, keep your opinion to yourself. 

“Rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Nelly accepted his first BET Award in 2001 for Best New Artist. Two decades later, the St. Lunatics’ frontman is 2021’s BET I Am Hip Hop Award.”

Caught the induction announcement and Nelly’s acceptance speech from our college-visit hotel room TV.

Wrap Sumden randomly played as i walked. It’s a song laden with worshipping smoking weed. It reminded me of how there are so many songs laden with worshipping getting sloppy drunk.

Diversity and inclusion has a big hurdle – how does one culture see their deeply embedded habits as equally the same, yet obviously different, from the others?

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Human to human is no mystery

Jungle Cruise Disney art
Why the spear? Because of potential invaders? What are the new people’s motives for being here?

Human to human is no mystery.

Is it the unknown motives and behaviors of people that are new to us that leave us suspicious?

New employee. New leader. New initiative. 

Change always has a motive.

It’s not knowing the “real” reason that frightens workers, and lowers their trust in management.

Maybe the workers have every right to be suspicious, like the native jungle inhabitant.

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The similarities are different

Glacier easy trails
Trail of the Cedars is a flat trail, not quite a mile. Elevation maybe 4,000 feet.


Glacier easy trails
Hidden Lake trail is 3 miles round-trip and gains 500 feet elevation.


Glacier Hidden Lake Trail
The climb starts at 6,640 feet.


Glacier Hidden Lake Trail
Hidden Lake overlook somewhere near 7,000 feet.


Glacier Hidden Lake Trail
Mountain Goats frequent the area; it’s their home.


Glacier Hidden Lake Trail


Glacier Hidden Lake Trail
Hanging close to Mom.


Logan Pass parking lot in evening
Logan Pass parking lot thins out after 6pm.


Logan Pass parking lot in evening
She has an attentive audience.


Two hikes an hour apart. One shaded, short and flat with no visible wildlife. The other trail steep and longer, in the hot sun. The 3,000-foot altitude gain allowed the (hot) sun to feel complementary instead of adversarial. Rewarded with a hairy marmot and two mountain goats on our return descent to Logan Pass visitor’s center.




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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


Leadership takes some really creative forms when given the right opportunity

Hiking to the waterfalls


(photo above: the middle-aged reunion group hiking to the Falls)


North Carolina mountain waterfall


(photo above: the 20-year old inspired the 55-year old to do what used to come naturally)

Thirty-fve years ago none of the 12 people would have have remained dry.

Yesterday, only the 20-year old got wet without hesitation.

This inspired another, much older intrepid spirit.

Leadership is meant to inspire.

Well played Brian.

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