Hurting People Hurts Others

SHOOTER The latest in a long and never-ending line of hatred was on display when a shooter took out his uncontrolled rage at a bunch of high profile strangers playing softball. Five were injured and the shooter is dead. What a waste Broken people try to break o

Family and Friends - Now and in the End

JAIME I spent yesterday with friends. We came together to rally around a mutual friend fighting stage 4 cancer. He prayed he would have "a good day" and be able to hang with all of us... He did Here's the thing that gives me chills (again) as I write this. H

They Don't Make 'em Like They Used To!

gary I thought of titling this "Old Guys Rule," but realized doing so would probably get me in trouble again with H.R. 😂 For the vast majority of jobs, the reality is age is nothing but a number when it comes to performance. For 30 years, Gary Gronwick

Value-Added Resources for Aquascape Contractors

Online Version of Pond Builder's Bible You may have visited Aquascape’s website a time or two, but do you know how many resources are available to help you with your business? From pond construction to managing finances to marketing your business; you’ll find almost everything you

Proper Care for Koi and Common Myths

Proper Care for Koi Koi keeping often develops into an obsession for the pond and fish owner. Most people name their fish and consider them honorary members of the family. To create a healthy, stable environment for finned friends, a clear perspective of koi and their prope

The Hardest Job that Requires the Most Help

Life's Lessons Sadly, as we see far too often, not every man who has children is worthy of being called a father. For those of us who do strive to be good Dads, we've learned every kid is different and not a single one comes with an operating manual!


STOOGES "When you hang out with winners, you become a winner, when you hang out with melons, you become a grapefruit" -Rocky My son had a friend who got Expelled from his private high school this week. Apparently there were some inappropriate texts between his b

A Huge Smile and a Warm Embrace

SECURITY At the age of 74, most people are happy just kicking back in front of the boob tube. The last thing they'd choose to be doing is taking the overnight shift guarding a bunch of inventory. Though that's exactly what my friend Jim does every year for us at

Be Happy Now!

DONNA One year ago today this smiling lady collapsed at work. A fast thinking and concerned co-worker thankfully ignored her pleas and called 911. An MRI revealed the cause of four years of escalating headaches, short-term memory loss, and fading vision. Donna

Pond Fish Anatomy 101

Koi with labeled fins The purpose of this article is to make you aware of anatomy that does actually matter.

Builder Tips: Importance of Pond Ledges

Excavating Plant Shelves in an Aquascape Pond Whether you're installing a small residential water garden, or a larger one for a commercial project, be sure to include ledges along the perimeter during the excavation process. If someone were to accidentally or purposefully walk into the ponds, you wan


INTERNS These two young men stood out to me amongst a sea of grAy hairs and baldness from my vantage point on the stage. I met them yesterday moments before I presented at a business conference and instantly was inspired to make them part of my speech!

Can You Adapt Your Game for Today's Players?

nick Last night the NFL held their annual draft with millions of fans watching and listening to see what future talent their team invests in. Championships come out of the hit or miss speculations of organizations and careers hang in the balance for the execut

Kindergarten Wisdom You Can Take to the Bank

college kids When the 'free sample' guy offers you a choice between smoked turkey or honey ham, engaging in a deep conversation about future life plans is probably the last thing on his mind. Though, with 10 people in front of me at the deli counter on a Sunday after

Who Needs a Watch These Days Anyway?!

Who Needs a Watch These Days Anyway?! If you want to know how valuable Chris Wilson is to me without my
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