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  • Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday December 4, 2009
    A number of years ago, a Brother Mason and fellow fire person from Texas, Hank Salzmann, sent me an email which included a series of "New Church Signs". There were a number of really cute cartoons each with a slogan which was created to get the reader...
  • Strategic Planning: How Much Fire Department Do We Need?

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Wednesday December 2, 2009
      Over the past several years, I have seen a certain diminution in the level of fire protection that exists in a number of areas. I have seen this in communities of every size. I have seen this in career, and combination, as well as volunteer...
  • Being Thankful Can Be a Heavy Lift

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday November 26, 2009
    As we sit down to dinner on Thanksgiving Day, there is much for which we should be thankful. There are the old standbys of many Thanksgivings past. For most of us there will be a beautiful intersection of family, food, friends, and football. These...
  • The Orphaned Thought

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Monday November 23, 2009
    I thought that this month I might share a sort of a parable with you. This story came to me recently as I labored through the personal travail of the past few months. It is as though there are those out across the country and around the world who wish...
  • I Ain't That Brilliant: I Just Take Good Notes and Share

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Sunday November 22, 2009
    Once again our Pastor at the Colts Neck Reformed Church, Scott Brown, started the wheels of my brain turning again during our sermon today. He said something that resonated with me. He stated that we should not make ourselves out to be more than we...
  • Talk is Cheap: You Have to Walk the Walk

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Friday November 20, 2009
      I have spent a great deal of time over the past several years studying the concept of leadership as it evolves within the organizational environment. In comparing my research with the people I have studied in the world around me, I have noted a...
  • Procrastinator's Creed!

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Saturday November 14, 2009
      Here is some information which will help you out.  If you see anything familiar, good luck to you. I know that I have been trying to get this right for some time now. I am a work in progress.  You are too.           1. I...
  • A Personal Integrity Statement

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday November 12, 2009
    Many months ago, I wrote an article for Firehouse magazine about my personal plan for the future.  One part of that plan involved the creation of a personal integrity statement.  The purpose of this statement is to guide my actions as I live my life...
  • Georgia on my Mind

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday November 5, 2009
    Music is one of the great joys in my life. Whether I am listening to the radio, playing a CD, or playing my tuba, music has an impact on my life. If you think about it, music has an impact on all of our lives. It can create moods and it can highlight...
  • An Introduction

    By Dr. Harry Carter - Thursday October 15, 2009
    Cygnus Publications has offered me the best opportunity I have had in a long time.  They have provided me with the necessary space to share my view of the world with you.  It will be my privilege to share my thoughts, hope, and dreams for the future...