Just Saying It Doesn’t Make It So

    The morning did not start out well...at all.  To be fair, our coffee pot broke yesterday and the new one wasn't up and running yet. We are getting ready to leave for spring break, but clearly the kids do not understand the rules that every self-respecting person from the Midwest is taught before you leave on a trip: 1. Wear your best underwear. If you get in an accident, you don't want the paramedics to see your dirty, … [Read more...]

Defining Family

fam·i·ly  - noun \ˈfam-lē, ˈfa-mə-\ What is family? The Webster definition we  love - and what prompted our name, Inspired by Family is: : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship Could it be a Dad, Mom, Child? Could it be a Grandmother, Grandfather and grandchild?  Could it be really close friends? Absolutely. Could it be aunts, uncles, cousins? Could it be co-workers? Sure! The important … [Read more...]

The Thailand Project: A Lesson in Humanity

Hello Friends, before I delve into the world of The Thailand Project I want to prepare you for two things.  1.  This is big.  There are some deep thoughts and new concepts, at least for me, but I promise it will be worth your time.  2.  This particular blog will be longer than my usual blogs in order to make up for the lack of a podcast for this interview.  The information was too worthwhile not to share. My introduction to The Thailand … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Leadership By an 18 Year Old: Taylor Putz

The famous quote by Gandhi, “Be the Change You Wish to see in the World” seems to be very popular among people who are attempting to make some positive change in our society today. Gandhi’s quote can be seen on email signatures, coffee mugs, magnets, posters, and on several more commercial items. I have to admit that his quote is painted in my room on the wall. However, to see the quote is one thing but when you see people especially teens who … [Read more...]