Personal Interests

This is new. These are the funniest videos I have collected on organizational development, I/O psychology and human resources. I have sat in graduate university classes and these are amazing. If you don't laugh, then you get your money back. Or at least you will listen to Alice's Restraurant as punishment for your not getting it.

I have three avocations that I pursue They are writing, research and collecting.

Writing. I have come to believe that writing is a skill that you need to be born with. Certainly you can improve your writing skills. But a prolific writer is driven by his or her genetic predisposition. In my case my grandfather was both a writer and a writer coach. I have several of his books on my shelf. One of them is titled, Let’s Write About You (1944). My oldest daughter got her undergraduate degree in journalism. I write endlessly and compulsively. That’s not saying any of it’s good. I have a bibliography of over one hundred essays and publications that I have had published both nationally and internationally.

Research. My doctoral studies are in organizational change management. This passion resulted in my trademarking the People Sustained Organizational Change Management  (PSOCM ®) model. This is a comprehensive, 3-phase, 10-step model that tracks change management from initiation to completion. I took this one-step further by creating an open source, online publication that is copyrighted as The Book of Change ©.

Collecting. Yes, I collect toy soldiers (Carson Collection)). In fact, I actually coined the name for it. If you collect stamps (philately), coins (numismatics) or books (bibliophilia), then there is a long established name for it. But when it came to collecting toy soldiers, no one had done it! Militiludibriology (mil·i·til·u·di-bri·ol·o·gy) is my Latin for the study of toy soldiers. Part of my interest is my own military family history. My wife and I are both Navy veterans. My father served in World War II and was actually captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. He escaped from the March to Bataan. My uncle served and died during the Korean War. And finally, I am the descendant of Kit Carson, who among other things was a brigadier general during the Civil War. He also surveyed the Oregon Trail along with Colonel John Fremont. I was privileged to have served on the board of directors of the Kit Carson Historic Foundation (Taos, New Mexico).
Family. My wife is an Operations Research Analyst with the Bonneville Power Administration, and among other things helps manage the Columbia River Treaty, an international agreement between Canada and the United States. My three daughters are all grown up, so I am the quintissential "empty-nester." And as the picture shows, my wife and I were recently married.