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Spectrum Connection: July 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley HOPE! Hope abounds lately, as our world changes with a return to what we know. Hope is a wonderful thing, wouldn’t you agree? When I think about hoping for something, I feel my eyes lift up and my hands come together. What is your reaction when you think about…

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Spectrum Connection: June 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley Boss or Leader? Recently we integrated with another company to secure a large project. It was fun, and it was interesting to see how the different cultures interacted and came together. One thing I was struck by is that I was repeatedly referred to as BOSS. Yes Boss, Thank…

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Spectrum Connection: May 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: One Bite At A Time We all face challenges and problems, both at home and in our professional lives. As we have conversations about reopening, and the seemingly overwhelming challenge it represents, I am reminded of a documentary I read. It was about a young man that accomplished many,…

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Spectrum Connection: April 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Gut Feeling Melanie wrote about BYOG, “bring your own guts”, a few editions ago. I like that. It takes guts to face down tough times or a tough opponent. Guts can certainly be another word for courage I guess, which is different than a gut feeling. I get gut…

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Spectrum Connection: March 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Perspective In reflecting on where we are, where I currently am, I reflected back a year and took an excerpt out of one of my Spectrum Connection notes. This is what I wrote: “It’s dark out. It is supposed to be dark out. It is 3:30 a.m., and I…

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Spectrum Connection: February 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Dignity The other day I was stopped at a traffic light, on my way back to the office from an appointment. While waiting, I couldn’t help but notice a woman and a man that were about to cross the road, and I was intrigued by what I saw. Why,…

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Spectrum Connection: January 2021

From the desk of Dave Smalley: The River There are lots of rivers, often representing boundaries of a city or state. While most have bridges to cross them, they all represent a challenge or an obstacle to one who wants to get to the other side. In our lives, we all face obstacles and challenges…which…

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Spectrum Connection: December 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: A Novel -The Book of COVID The final month, the final chapter of the year 2020. I know it is likely popular to issue statements like, GOOD RIDDANCE, and Bye Felicia! I am tempted to join that band wagon. But the reality is, the calendar year is merely symbolic.…

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Spectrum Connection: November 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Signs Signs are seemingly everywhere in our life. Some are posted, some are informational, some are directional, some we feel, and there are the signs of the times. All sorts of signs. As of late, I have been seeing / feeling a sign that says, “ROAD CLOSED, Detour Ahead”.…

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Spectrum Connection: October 2020

From the desk of Dave Smalley: Inertia Inertia Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to change in its velocity, which includes change to speed or direction of motion. It is also Newton’s (Isaac Newton, not Fig Newton) First Law of Motion; he has three you know. Newton’s Law says an object at rest…

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