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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  • History is Made by the Hopeful
    Life of Adventure The title for this post comes from a billboard I recently noticed not far from my home. The advertisement is for a living history museum called Conner Prairie located just north of Indianapolis. The caption artfully draws the parallel between the interesting past presented at the... Read more »
  • The Path to Effectiveness – Part II
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. ef·fec·tive·ness /iˈfektivnəs/ noun1. the degree to which something (or someone) is successful in producing a desired result; success. In his book, The War of Art, Steven Pressfield introduces us to Resistance. He opens his book with this introduction: “Most of us... Read more »
  • The Path to Effectiveness – Part I
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. If there is any one secret of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.Peter Drucker Our company was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private... Read more »
  • Our Capacity for More
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. Walking into one of our office areas the other day, I noticed a red solo cup sitting on the desk of a member of our leadership team. In it were what appeared to be three or four green stalks with weedy-looking... Read more »
  • How Far Will You Go to Win?
    Click the arrow above to listen to this post. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?Mark 8:36 We all want to win. Our society thrives on it. Our egos feed on it. Often, our families depend on it. In this “dog-eat-dog”... Read more »
  • Living a High Impact Life
    The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.Martin Luther King Jr. During a meeting a few months... 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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