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Learning to design and support cross-sector collaborations that catalyze enduring, positive change while also feeding my addiction to fly fishing.
Learning to design and support cross-sector collaborations that catalyze enduring, positive change while also feeding my addiction to fly fishing.

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Yellow, Green Brown and Silver
The combination of persistent rain, extended flu and the demands of a new business have made this a frustrating spring steelhead season. There are plenty of fish to be caught, but on those rare days when schedule and health have permitted me to fish, the ri...
Yellow, Green Brown and Silver
Yellow, Green Brown and Silver
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Steel Sunrise
The sun to the southwest hadn't yet cleared the horizon down in the river valley. But the trees hanging over the 50 foot bluff across the river were painted yellow by the day's first light. The blue sky brightened. And paired up geese honked angrily at a th...
Steel Sunrise
Steel Sunrise
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Ice, Steel, Baldy and Woody
As I walked down to the river, the only tracks in the snow were from the squirrels; a good sign. I live within an hour's drive of 4 million people but I prefer to fish alone. And I'm blessed to do so on a regular basis. The sun made a rare appearance in Feb...
Ice, Steel, Baldy and Woody
Ice, Steel, Baldy and Woody
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Ghost Fish
When in that mysterious place between being awake and asleep it's not uncommon to feel a tap on the shoulder. Some attribute the tap to a ghost. I've never seen a ghost. But I've felt that tap and I think of it every time I get a tap from a ghost fish. Ghos...
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Christmas Steel
The temperature gauge on the car read 39 as I headed home after a morning of meetings. I don't think the gauge had been above freezing since I returned to Ohio from a brief trip to warmer climes in early December. I had mentally prepared myself to not fish ...
Christmas Steel
Christmas Steel
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Moving Regional Physics
As I wrote about a few months ago , I am now operating a consulting business called Civic Collaboration Consultants . I am slowly (very slowly) building a web site to help support that business. And part of that web site includes a blog that I hope to updat...
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Russ Pry: Galvanizing Leader
Collaboration is a term many politicians use, but very few are up to the challenge of actually doing it. Summit County Executive Russ Pry , who died on Sunday, was always up to the challenge. He understood that collaboration required galvanizing leadership....
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Leadership Starts With Inquiry, Not Answers
The tragedies and turmoil of the last few weeks reinforced in dramatic fashion that we live in a VUCA world – where v olatility accelerates, u ncertainty abounds, c omplexity prevents control and a mbiguity creates more unknown unknowns with each passing da...
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I work to create change and it’s time to change my work. I will stay in the change business, but where and what I work on will be different. On July 1, I will stop being a full-time employee of the Fund for Our Economic Future. I will use my time and talent...
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Pocket Water Steel
Stretches where rivers turn white from the oxygen generated from the water tumbling over boulders and pushing through narrow slots is called pocket water. The abundant obstacles in the river channel create a traffic jam, forcing the water into eddies and sl...
Pocket Water Steel
Pocket Water Steel
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