Hi, my name is Bill. I love stories!

Hearing and sharing stories are a big part of living and growing. I in the hope my stories will help you discover and hear more of your own stories. Feel free to share and be part of the quest to discover and hear the Whispers in the moments we have.

Latest Thoughts

Engagement

Decades ago, I took a few days off to visit my father.  At the time he was implementing a kindergarten through 12th grade career education program for a city district.  We committed a full day to tour the schools, meeting teachers, principals, and even a few students.  It was a unique opportunity to respond to my father’s work.  I was impressed!  As we reflected towards the...

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Shadows

It has been a long day.  Highlights included several distinct and intense discussions, each with implications on the immediate as well as the future.  Several decisions needed to be taken.  Analysis of ambiguous insights leading to a series of recommendations was on the agenda to be progressed.  Whatever one might think, life demands one’s attention and thoughtfulness. As I walked home, a question posed early...

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Comfortable

The reality of being or feeling displaced is all around me.  Several on my team are struggling to hide in a war raging around them while others have fled to countries offering refuge.  Homes have been lost and lives disrupted.  In addition to the struggle to live while family and friends are at risk, much that brought a sense of peace and hope, homes,...

Choice

As children played in the park, I found myself considering the relationship a child has with her/his parents.  Especially when children are young, there is a natural raw truth visible to everyone nearby.  Happy, sad, enjoying life and distressed, everything is out on display.  Even as the scenes took me down memory lane, there was an obvious lesson I seemingly needed to relearn every...

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Insight

I wrapped up a day of meetings away from home, realizing I had the evening to myself.  I was in Romania.  Cluj-Napoca is a place where it is still new so I can keep exploring with several enjoyable options of replaying past restaurant experiences.  In thinking through what I could do, I found myself wanting to see if there were any new or vintage...

Engage

For almost four years, I have seen and walked by an office tower that has been virtually empty.  Yes, there are two security guards who sit downstairs, but the lobby is always empty except for the rare occasion when a person is walking through on inspection.  Given the investment in the building, it is hard to believe it will sit idle and empty...

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Transparency

It is hard to believe that anything is truly transparent.  A colleague from a role years ago used to remind me of a difficult insight, at least to accept.  “When you travel to a new country, there will be lots of new smells.  Whatever your initial thought of what makes up a smell, even when you cannot believe it could be true, it probably...

Knowing

On a day tinged with sadness, there is the certainty of Hope.  I wonder how different life would be if I was certain today’s sadness would be replaced by the certainty of Hope gifted through a resurrection.  It is easy to look back at history through the eyes of one wanting to believe.  It is a very different challenge to look forward while hearing...

Interested

A recent team dinner was oversubscribed.  As we walked into the restaurant, it was clear that seats were in short supply.  The maître de worked out a solution with two tables.  Although not ideal, at least everyone had a seat.  With two of us in the role of visitors, I volunteered to join the “kids” table.  I had no idea how quickly dinner morphed into an...