Don’t Interrupt!

I have a confession to make.  I am terrible at not interrupting people when we talk.  I know it is not right, and it can even be rude, but I still find myself starting to talk before the other person is done expressing their thought far more often than I should.  Maybe it is because […]

It’s the World We Live In

This week Politico published a copy of a draft opinion from the Supreme Court that was leaked by someone inside the Court. Whether the motivation of the person who leaked the document was to impact the decision of the Supreme Court, or the mid-term elections is irrelevant for the purpose of this blog post.  There […]

It Has To Make Sense

This blog post is not intended to be a political statement.  It is sad that I have to say that but when you even reference mask mandates, many folks assume there is a political undertone.  Not at all. Yesterday, a federal judge declared the CDC mandate that masks be worn on planes, trains and busses […]

Just Ask Them!

It seems everywhere you look there is a help wanted sign. Businesses of all types are looking to hire people; the impact of the pandemic on the workforce has been staggering. Without exception, the biggest issue health care providers face now is a workforce shortage, and the resulting impact on the ability to provide quality […]

What’s Under the Snow

Spring appears to be making its way to Iowa.  The snow is melting and the days are getting longer.  It has been a long cold winter.  It is always interesting to see what is hidden under the snow when it finally melts.  Maybe it is a can that was thrown from a passing car, or […]

Showing Up Is Important

WARNING:  I am going to sound like an old guy in this blog post!  Over the last few months I have been struck by how common it is for people to just not show up when they have committed to be some place.  Whether it is a job applicant who fails to show up for […]

They Will Never Catch Me

On February 2, 2022 the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the conviction of a nurse practitioner from Georgia, Sherley Beaufils, for health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and various other counts in connection with a huge telemedicine fraud scheme. In essence, her co-conspirators captured the identities of thousands of senior citizens and packaged that information […]

Break Out the Snowshoes

As a trail runner living in the upper Midwest I have a choice to make each winter. Either resort to the treadmill since everything is covered in snow, or find a way to adapt and embrace winter. When the snow flies, it is time to break out the snowshoes and run the same trails we […]

Getting the Mules on the Same Side of the Wagon

It seems our country is in a place where there are only two sides to any issue. If you don’t see an issue the way I see it, then you are wrong, and quite possibly, also evil! Whether we are talking about vaccinations, masks, right vs. left, tea vs. coffee, or chunky vs. smooth peanut […]

You Would Think By Now We Would Have Learned!

I don’t want to use this blog as a pulpit against social media or smart phones, but it is sometimes hard to believe the things people do.  It is like the minute some people have a phone in their hand, all sense of reasonableness or rational thought goes out the window.  In the world of […]

Do Hard Stuff

A good friend that I run with on a regular basis gave me a sticker the other day that said “Comfort is a slow death – Do hard stuff” (except he used a more adult word than “stuff”).  As I was putting that sticker on a water bottle it struck me that this philosophy is […]

There is Value in Looking Backward

You have probably heard the saying that a windshield is large, and a rearview mirror is small so you should spend your time looking forward rather than living in the past.  While that is great life advice, it isn’t always applicable in the world of compliance.  Every compliance program should have goals and desired objectives […]