I heard if I wanted my blog readership to go up I should use more 4 letter words. I guess Google Hits are better when 4 letter words are utilized. Hence one of the reasons for the blog title. The other reason was I have been struggling with when had work became a bad [...]

Catching up

Have you ever gone through a spell where you felt like you could never catch up? I know some people in our organization feel that way. We are used to moving at such a rapid pace sometimes jumping from one exciting project to another, or starting a new program prior to jumping back to what [...]

What do you remember about the Christmas Holiday?

What a rush over the holidays. In the build up to the holidays I don’t think anyone is immune from some of the stress and commercialism of the season. I don’t mean commercialism in a bad way either, purchasing and exchanging gifts, little traditions of leaving out cookies and carrots for Santa, or the elf [...]

Remember who you are

Heard a great sermon this weekend, it was so well put my 3rd daughter even commented on how it made sense and was able to bring it up 3 more times during the day. It was all about a mother telling her son as he left the home each day, “Remember who you are” she [...]

What do you think he meant?

French writer and historian Voltaire once stated “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” I enjoy checking our pulse to ensure our organization is still moving in a positive direction, therefore I do ask some questions (how good they are is another question).  We try to reinforce our values and purpose [...]

Name Calling

Do you ever think you are the only adult in the room? No, we are not talking about my social life. Lately I have been involved with many discussions about government, hey; it’s what I do every day. What has become very clear is somewhere we stopped spanking our children. Before you jump to conclusions [...]

Tweet something terrific

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger One of the reasons I love Twitter is that the wide variety of information is useful, informative, and positive. I guess it depends on who you follow; however, I enjoy the inspiration from those I do follow. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” These [...]

What the Heck?

Ever have one of those days when you think to yourself what the heck is going on. I had one of those mornings this morning reading the news. A Flint Michigan man, 28 years old, was killed outside a store. The father of two and husband had moved his family from Flint to Davison, Michigan [...]

Asking the same question, with a twist

  Guess not being that smart has its own problems. I am in awe that Tony Soprano died. Really, it’s all over the news. It reminded me of a tour in Verona, Italy as the tour guide said that’s the balcony where Romeo and Juliet’s famous “Romeo, Romeo, where art thou…” Okay, call me callas [...]

I’m bored

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger Here at the City of Auburn Hills we have been gearing up for the month of June. What is so exciting about June? A lot! I previously mentioned that Paddlepalooza is happening at Riverside Park tomorrow but due to the weather we have been experiencing and the [...]

  • Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.