Articles on: Inspire

Oregon Revisited…

It’s been nearly 15 years since we sold our business in Oregon and moved to Kansas.  This past week, we returned for the first time to the place our now 17 year old daughter was born.  It was also the first time our little family spent in the state as Oregon tourists and not Oregon […]

Why President’s Day is more than a Monday

The origin of President’s Day dates back to 1885 to honor the birth date of George Washington, our 1st US President.  It continued each Feb. 22nd thereafter, until 1971, when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect, permanently moving President’s Day to the 3rd Monday of February.  This Act also included a provision to […]

5 Quotes to Inspire for a New Year

This time of year is always good for reflection and inspiration – and to that end, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite quotes that seem especially applicable when you’re thinking about the upcoming New Year. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller What you get out […]

A Holiday wish to A-S-P-I-R-E in 2019

It’s hard to believe another year is almost in the rear view mirror.  As you sit back and hopefully enjoy a few days of family and friends while counting your blessings during this holiday season, we would like to share what we hope is an Aspiring acrostic message for this Christmas Holiday Season.   Happy Holidays […]

How do you say ‘Thank You’?

How do you say Thanks?   There are hundreds of ways to do it.   A study a few years back found the average American says “Thank you”  2,000 times/year.  That actually sounds a little low.   But the unfortunate flip-side of this was that although we say thank you at a fairly high rate, we actually only […]

This week in history – Firsts

Sometimes it’s inspirational to take a few minutes and think about notable things that have happened in history.  When something broke through and become a ‘first’. In June this past summer, the US Patent and Trademark office issued their 10 millionth utility patent.  In 2017 alone there were almost 350,000 patents granted.    The entrepreneurial spirit […]