My dad is a meat and potatoes

kind of guy.


Meat and potatoes at meals.

Meat and potatoes in life.


His farming mantra:

First to prep equipment.

First in the field to plant.

First out of the field with the harvest.


Paying attention to

the basics,

the fundamentals,

gave us a focused and good life.


So I think about my meat and potatoes --

people first,

not programs, or process, or profit.

Work hard, do good work.



I may not eat meat and potatoes

every meal like we used to

but I’m grateful I grew up that way.


(What is your meat and potatoes?)