For the Love of the Game

It is Monday. The house is clean, laundry is put away, food is prepped, and the Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl. I will let you in on a little secret. I am not into sports, but as a recent transplant from the Kansas City area, I … Read More

Returning to the Classroom

I go back to the classroom this week for the first time since early May 2022. I did not teach a course during the fall semester of 2022. It was the first time in 22 years that I did teach in a professional capacity. Tomorrow marks the beginning of my … Read More

A Tribute and Remembrance

Hey everyone, I’m writing this morning as we set a day aside in recognition of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King and the fight for civil rights in our country. My favorite phrase is, “Disability is a natural part of the human experience.”  I’ve said it repeatedly in lectures, … Read More

Stop and Look Around Once in a While

The summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school, I had the privilege of attending a leadership course in Washington, D.C. as a part of a 4-H activity. One evening, we listened to a talk from a man who owned the Domino’s pizza franchise in the DC area. … Read More

A Message for the New Year

Today a message was shared with all Target employees about the progress we have made as an agency over the last six months. We have made great strides in our IT processes, improved benefits to help families and those who face unexpected medical issues, minimized employee costs related to medical … Read More

Holiday Message from Maryland

An open letter to the Target community, The year is winding down. The blog will be on break for two weeks as we navigate the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. The office has taken on a quiet hum as individuals and team members anticipate the holiday season. … Read More

A Gratitude Activity

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.”   Cicero After a few days away from Target, I was grateful to be back in the lobby this morning to see our friends as they came to work. Tay shared stories of pre-birthday celebrations from … Read More

The Joy of Meaningful Work

The United Nations (UN) recognizes December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The UN states, “Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave … Read More

Thankful for Friendship

C.S. Lewis describes friendship as a ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ relationship. A person recognizes in the other something they did not know they shared, and a connection is born. I experienced this recently in the Leadership Carroll course when an answer to an icebreaker game uncovered a mutual interest in music. Again, a … Read More


“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds.”  –Carl Rogers This week … Read More

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