Tuesday, April 23, 2013


I don't know about you, but I am a student of quotes. There is so much wisdom we can learn from reading what other people have said. As a writer I am reminded of a classic quote by Louis Armstrong, "You can say what you want on a slide trombone, but you've got to be careful with words. The simplicity of this quote says it all. Words are powerful They can help. They can hurt. I originally saw this quote beautifully framed in the office of my mentor, Erik Isgrig, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Speaking of mentors, even though I have several mentees, wouldn't it be wonderful to have a mentor today.