“Burden of Command” or “Be A Leader, Not A Boss”

I have a great deal to be thankful for. My beautiful (if irritating) wife, my two gorgeous (if acrid) fur-babies, my fantastic (if exhausting) job, outstanding (if project-heavy) house, an amazingly rural (if tragically isolated) island home, and inspirational (if maddening) parents and siblings.

I’ve managed to claw a pretty sweet deal for myself, after many hard years. I feel that all these lessons, and my many blessings, should serve as a guide and an inspiration to others, be a pedestal upon which I may lift my peers, as opposed to a thrown to leer down at them with discontent. Continue reading