Talent Is Not A Number

One of the things I always look forward to is heading back to my alma mater, Wartburg College, to take part in Scholarship Day. The campus holds three of these days between November and February. High school seniors and juniors come to Wartburg to participate in several events and do interviews. The interviews are based…

A “Mission” Statement (sort of)

I had an interview two weeks ago that still bothers me today.  Check that, it made me dumbstruck.   I sat down, as I have several times in the past and the process began. The first question out of his mouth:  “What is your passion?” Oh, hell no. Sitting there stammering and stuttering for 3 minutes trying…

The Death (or the Evolution) of “The American Dream”?

“The American Dream” is a national ethos of the United States in which freedom includes a promise of the possibility of prosperity and success. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or…