Lessons Don’t Always Come With Gift Wrap

One of my big goals for 2017 is to learn how to track and analyze all the finances in my business. With the numbers laid out and with the knowledge to analyze them it’s much easier to make good decisions….

This Too Shall Pass

I’ve gotten food sickness a few times over the past few years.   On my first morning in Bangkok, I felt nausea in my throat amid a rotting smell that permeated that part of the city.   My stomach churned…

Why Do Small Towns Make Me So Sad?

I’ve passed through a lot of small towns while traveling.   One row of lights on the one main street. Scattered concrete houses for just a few hundred people. One little store, where everyone buys everything.   Sometimes I feel…

Sitting Down To Answer “What If?”

I was walking around downtown Baños two nights ago. I was thinking about some new responsibilities I’d recently taken on, but I wasn’t thinking clearly.   Friends have given me money to invest in a new company, and they expect…