Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Interview on Kris Wampler's page

I enjoyed being interviewed by Kris Wampler, author of the book, Love Train.. Check out the interview and his book.


Monday, January 23, 2012

New Interview

There is a new interview on Inspiration Forum.

Interview with Barry Finlay

New Interview

I did an interview about my Kilimanjaro experiences with Writer Madison Johns on her blog.  There were some very interesting questions!  You can check it out at the link.

Kilimanjaro and Beyond

Leadership Series

I thought it would be fun to write a series of short essays on leadership since I have spent most of my life leading in some capacity or another.  I think I have had the opportunity to learn what to do and, maybe more importantly, what not to do.

I thought it would be three or four short essays but when I started to think about topics, I came up with about 15 without too much effort. I have decided to start a new blog for my essas called, "LeadershipWould Be Easy...If It Weren't for People."

I hope you will check it out, leave your comments, start discussions, add topics or whatever you would like to do.  In the meantime, I will continue to post Kilimanjaro and Tanzania-related things here.

You can find the new blog at the link:

Leadership Would Be Easy...If It Weren't for People


Thursday, January 12, 2012

First Major TV Appearance

Monday brought a new experience for me. I have been on community television a few times.  Locally, it involves sitting in a small "green room" with other guests until the hosts come blasting in prior to the show. The hosts of our community show bring an amazing energy level into the room as they swoop in. The atmosphere quickly goes from quiet conversation to a raucous review of the day's topic with each of the guests. Then you sit and wait for your turn. The show is live so what is said is well, said.  The hosts are professional and VERY upbeat.  It is a professional and enjoyable experience.  The interview itself lasts about five minutes.

Monday was a little different. It was a taping on the national show 100 Huntley Street in Toronto. The Crossroads Centre where the taping takes place is massive, the green room is nicely appointed and there is a quiet calm about the whole experience. The host, Moira, is a lovely and very professional lady.  For the first time I had to wear makeup and I must say I look pretty good with eyebrows!  I sat quietly before the interview, we said a little group prayer before taping started and Moira took me through the interview with leading questions. I have to say I was disappointed when it was coming to an end. Fifteen minutes went by very quickly!

I always spend the next day thinking about things I wish I had said or things I wish I had said better.  Maybe you stop doing that with experience. I don't know. I always cringe a bit when I watch myself.  I think that is probably natural too.  In any event, the 100 Huntley Show will be aired sometime in the next few weeks and after I have seen it and if I like it, I will post the link.  LOL 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year from Nashville!

This year, the new year was brought in by watching our son and his band in Nashville, Tennessee! Great music! Great city! I love the vibe here. There is something about the city that gets the creative juices flowing as I am sure any musician will attest to.  I am finding myself rejuvenated with plans for new events to continue to help the children of Africa and with a desire to promote Kilimanjaro and Beyond and maybe work on a new book. Hopefully, all of that won't disappear when we had back to ice and snow in a few days!

I hope that 2012 brings everyone what they would like it to. I personally would like to see a reduction in poverty around the world. Everyone should have access to food and clean water and other basics of life and we will continue to do our bit to help out the young women in Tanzania start businesses so they can provide the basics for their familes.

We hope we can continue to count on your support for 2012. In the meantime, Happy New Year to you and yours!  Let's hope 2012 is the best year yet for all of us!