Jake’s Blog


April 1, 2021

As part of KA leadership’s ongoing servant leadership training, we are performing some “soul searching” exercises and sharing.  We each completed a survey to determine how we perceived our own behavior and skills, and several peers completed a survey to rate us on a confidential basis.   We then reviewed our perceptions and compared them to […]


March 1, 2021

For many years I have sat down each month and written personal notes to each one of our employees on his or her birthday and anniversary. Over the past couple of years, my wife, Barbara, has handmade each card I have sent. (This is a useful purpose for the truck loads of scrap book and […]


February 1, 2021

Now that there is a Covid vaccine in the wings, I am getting the same feelings that I once got prior to jumping out of an airplane for the first time. As a young, bullet proof pilot, I would hear people say, “Who would ever want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” That […]


January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! Often when I am away from the city lights, I take the time to look up into the sky and admire the countless stars that too often I seem to take for granted. I think about all of the people who have looked at the same stars for thousands of years. Knowing […]


December 1, 2020

I have to remind myself that “Tis the season to be jolly” even if I don’t feel super jolly! It has been way too long since we have been with a group where we freely laughed and just had fun socializing and sharing. As we approach the Christmas season, I thought I would share with […]

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