My Family, Too

My Family, Too

I woke up all last week in Tennessee, and somewhere along the way I woke up to the fact that I am part of a new family. That’s my miracle this week, realizing that I am a Kramer, in addition to being a McVadon which I’ve known all my life. What I didn’t know was what...
Unflappable Me

Unflappable Me

This afternoon my month and a half-old remarkable 2 tablet fell three feet onto the power button, jammed it, and rendered the machine useless. Thank God it was in its case or it could have been worse! My immediate thought was regret for where I had laid it. That was...
When Strengths Become Limits

When Strengths Become Limits

I have been thinking about..and I invite you to think with me…the distinction Success Strategy/Winning Formula and styles of leadership/being in the world. Are they distinct, if so in what ways? What can we impact and what do we simply want to own and enhance?  A...

Infinity and Beyond

Infinity   Beyond the beyond In both directions out to the universe that is endless and to the smallest cell, plant, organism, infinity and beauty.   Look below for images    The first image is plankton magnified 2000 times   And the second image is a galaxy...

You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog!

Elvis showed up at a country music show, where slow tangy songs were played by boring men in cowboy hats.  Then Elvis comes to the stage. Here is what happened. (Tip: Go full screen and turn it up as loud as you can) ELVIS – Elvis Presley First Perfomance Movie...
A Trip to Montpelier

A Trip to Montpelier

My trip to Montpelier started a few weeks ago as I began listening to the audio book The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family by Dr. Bettye Kearse, a descendant of Africans enslaved at Montpelier and a Madison family member. The book...