A Tale of Two Gardens

I love to garden, it’s in my blood. Growing up in [what used to be] the outskirts of Boise, Idaho, my family depended on our large garden to provide 90% of the produce we ate during the year. But [...]

Where We All Come Together

Those who know me have probably heard me say “I can’t afford politics.” That is to say, I can’t afford to express a viewpoint that polarizes my clientele. This, I acknowledge, has the [...]

The Slippery Slope

I see a lot of slippery slopes. And I don’t even ski. The slippery slopes I encounter are a metaphor for uncertain leadership.

We Stand on the Shoulders of a Giant

Sir Isaac Newton is largely credited with the phrase that says he was able to see further because he “stood on the shoulders of giants.” The expression is intended as a nod to past generations [...]

What Tom Brady Can Teach Us

As a former sports columnist I could not resist the opportunity opine on the Tom Brady air affair. It is germane to this space because it transcends sports. It is an opportunity to talk about [...]

Gorge Non Profit Day: Mike Westby Comments

So a chicken and a pig get lost on a hike in the woods, and by the time they make it back to the trail head they’re both starving. They see a restaurant just up the road and decide to stop. [...]