Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Run your race

Ben Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For those who make their living...

Editor’s Note: Knowledge as a Service

“I don't make mistakes.” That’s what my 9-year-old son insisted as I drove him to camp yesterday. He was frustrated that his coach didn’t...

Editor’s Note: Desperately Seeking Good People

When I first joined the LBM industry back in 1990, the major threat was the explosion of big box stores—and the prematurely projected demise...

Editor’s Note: The Time is Now

No question about it: change is scary. It’s also a primary element of reality, so we’d better get used to it. Beyond merely accepting...

Editor’s Note: Lessons Learned

Our third-grade son begins each month with an ever-larger reading assignment. This month, the goal was 222 pages. For a sports-and-Nerfgun obsessed kid, let’s...

Editor’s Note: True Stories

Yesterday, I stopped by the local trophy shop to see about getting a part for my son’s soccer trophy. The tiny “showroom,” if you...

Editor’s Note: Making Hay

Having grown up in South Dakota, and spent most of my adult life in Minnesota, I have no illusions about Midwestern winters. They can...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Optimizing the Journey

There are moments that define our times. A peak of my existence (so far), happened at my son’s kindergarten graduation. The kids were asked...

EDITOR’S NOTE: What I Know

EDITOR'S NOTEShortly after Donald Trump declared his candidacy, I referred to him as “possible future president” in my September 2015 Editor’s Note. While I could...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Looking Forward, Together

EDITOR'S NOTEAs I write this on November 4, Minnesota is one day away from setting a new record for the longest growing season in...

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