Founder of Northwind Pharmaceuticals, Crosswind Pharmacy, Northwind Electronics, and Cross Stone Creative. Blogger on leadership, adversity, personal growth, and the journey. Blessed to coach young athletes for 12 years. Board member. Business advisor. Husband of 26+ years. Father of four. Still figuring it out.

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  • Playing the Hero
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. The stands were full; row upon row of cheering fans. The close-cropped field, deep-green with fresh white lines, was bathed in a cascade of light cast from the spires hidden in the shadows of the stadium. The teams stood along the... Read more »
  • Greatness Rises Above the Moments
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster    And treat those two impostors just the same;Rudyard Kipling, from “If” Take a few minutes and consider the defining moments of your life. In the successes and victories, what stands out?... Read more »
  • “Thank God It’s Over”
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. “Thank God it’s over,” the weary flight attendant declared, patting my shoulder as I passed her on the way to my seat. Her sentiment had the sound of finality and left no room for disagreement. I could hear similar observations echoing... Read more »
  • What Comes After “Surge”?
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. Scanning the front page of the Wall Street Journal yesterday, I was surprised to notice that news of the bomb blast in Nashville didn’t even warrant a headline. I finally found a reference to the blast in the sideline story... Read more »
  • Good Ideas Require Long Runways
    No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.Victor Hugo I came across this post in a “Drafts” file. All it contained was the title. The date: August 8, 2017. I have no idea what triggered it or why I didn’t complete the thought in... Read more »
  • Right Here, Right Now
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.Lao Tzu Rolling toward the end of the year, we may... Read more »


Now, at mid-career or beyond, you may be asking: “Have I reached my peak? Have I already done my best work?” However, a more important question is: “How do I do my best work in what are now my peak years?” The great news is that you have exactly what you need to answer that question. The journey toward your best version continues and it’s happening right now. Stones Across the River is about finding the path on that journey to your best work.


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