Yesterday, I went cross-country skiing with my wife at Lapham Peak. The sunshine, snow, and cold air were refreshing--I'm ready to face a new week of work at MSOE.

I give a great deal of thought to work/life balance. There are 5 "morals" I live by, and one of them is "Play as hard as you work." I love skiing with my wife, Sue, because she skis hard. I simply enjoy trying to keep up with her. I like working hard as well, so getting outside for a couple of hours and taking in the scenery is great mental preparation for everything that has to be accomplished this week.