Scarecrow Finally has a Brain

business, leadership, education

Scarecrow: You promised us real things — a real…brain! Tin Man: A real heart! Lion: Real courage. That’s what we want. Wizard: You do? boys, you’re aiming low. You not only surprise, but you grieve me. Why, anybody can have a brain.  That’s a very mediocre commodity.  Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the earth […]

6th Grade and my Journey on Roosevelt River Begins

leadership, change, business

I don’t know what made me do it. I don’t know what I was thinking. Chalk it up to a 6th grader wanting to get attention. Boy, did THAT happen! It was nearing the end of my 6th Grade Year. Soon, I would be heading off to Junior High. My sixth grade teacher was the […]

An Old Dog Goes Back to High School and Learns Some New Tricks

Last week I had the honor of sitting in on the Expository Writing class at one of our high schools (What? you didn’t know Goodwill operates high schools? Check out and Yep, that’s us!). This class, taught by Eric Nentrup (Mr. Eric to the students), is either an English Core 40 requirement or general elective for Juniors […]