Monday Moanin Thoughts #328 Celebrate Dads, Father’s Day 2019

Welcome to  an early MMT and happy Fathers Day 2019. For many of you tomorrow may be the first Monday Moanin in a long time when you can hit the snooze on your iPhone alarm. Enjoy the experience! Today, I think about all of the men who have influenced me in my life and I am grateful for their help. Today, I honor two of those men. Of course I think about my dad, Don Hickey, with fond memories and appreciation. He passed away in 1991 and there is not a day that goes by where he is not in my thoughts. His humor, work ethic, faith, caring attitude, and his love of family and his wife Rose, has rubbed off on all of his 6 sons.  As my brother Bill said at his funeral, Don Lives!   Another father that is a wonderful model for me is my father-in-law, George. He has been my other Dad for 29 years. He also is a model for me and he exhibits all of the traits I admired in my Dad. Above all he is the definition of a giver.  At 85, he is an avid golfer, friend to many, loving husband, and caring father. He is a person who always puts others first. He gives freely in caring for his wife Manya, as they live daily with the challenges of Alzheimer’s. Not an easy task but he handles it with love and grace,  guided by a strong faith. I am so grateful to these incredible men for modeling what it means to be a father and a husband. Thank you so much. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #327 This Week Calls For Three C’s Leadership

Happy first Monday Moanin June, 2019 to all of you. For many of you this may begin the final weeks of school of  the 2018-19 school year. For many students, these final days can be filled with lots of emotions, distractions, and for some, anxiety. Not all kids are looking forward to a summer break. School could be there safest place. Read more