Wayne’s World: Spring 2016



Observations, Opinions and Musings from the Woods of Maine

Happy Spring to All,

Even though the winter here in the Northeast was mild compared to the last few years, I’m sure we are all anxious to get outdoors and enjoy some great Spring weather.

Spring is a time for renewal and birth.  Soon, many animals will come out of hibernation and babies will be born in the forests and fields that surround me.

There is a parallel to Spring in this campaign season.  Many of our citizens are angry and disappointed.  They look to a renewal, if not a complete overhaul, of the stagnant waters and polluted corruption of Washington.

shutterstock_300221882I happen to be one of these citizens.  Long before Trump and Sanders were making daily news, I had long advocated that it was time to throw the bums out.  We don’t need lawyers and special interests running our country.  We need common folk like fisherman, plumbers, farmers and small business people, who will sit for only one or two terms, and return to their everyday lives, not as millionaire elitists, but as regular citizens who have performed a great civic duty.

I believe this is what the Founding Fathers envisioned, but I doubt it ever will be that way.

Our elected politicians are killing us.  Companies are moving overseas to avoid taxes; factories are closed here and built somewhere else; workers outsourced overseas take our jobs; non-citizens working here take our jobs and keep salaries low; while regulations stifle the economy and add tremendous costs and burdens to businesses and consumers alike.

A couple here in Maine was expecting a one thousand dollar refund from last year’s Federal tax return.  Instead, they were fined $900 for not having health insurance.  They don’t make much here in Maine.  That hurt – and it’s not fair.

If you are like me, the world and our country is unrecognizable from the days when we grew up.

We the People need to take a stand.  Personally, I will never vote for another incumbent or establishment figure.

I’ll probably be dead when the worst happens. There are many times when I think what this world needs is a good asteroid hit. Only when our common survival is at stake, will we either fracture out of control, or wake up and be just humans to one another.  Either way, it will be Spring again.  But as we know, Spring can be rainy and cold, or it can be warm and sunny.

I pray that one day my 3 beautiful granddaughters will wake up to a glorious Spring day, where all lives matter, they will take a vacation in space, and have the potential to live to be a hundred or more.

Be safe, vote, and enjoy Spring AND Summer!


Wayne from Maine


Any opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily the opinions of EDI Staffing.

About Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is currently Vice President of Professional Services at EDI Staffing. His responsibilities touch upon every facet of the company including strategy development; new business development; sales; marketing; consulting; contract management; general regulatory compliance; managing of technical resources and projects; and, most recently, HIPAA compliance as the Information Security Officer. He also manages key consulting practices and growth areas, ranging from Healthcare to GXS to Application Integration, working closely with clients and consultants alike.

Prior to joining EDI Staffing in 1999, Wayne was employed for 23 years at Polaroid Corporation where he managed their worldwide EC/EDI program. Combined with his invaluable training and background as a System Analyst, Wayne is considered a leader in the field. He has authored articles, spoken at conferences, participated in training videos, and founded the New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group, the largest of its kind in the U.S.

His knowledge of the vendor community, software tools and industry trends resulted in his appointment to the Board of Directors for DISA, the secretariat of the ASC X12 standards organization. Wayne has also served as EDI Staffing’s representative to various organizations such as the Vendor Compliance Federation, Industrial Supply Association, and others.

Wayne graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a BSBA and a concentration in Management Information Systems. He enjoys various hobbies and vocations such as wine making, cooking, gardening, music, reading, playing with his pets, and keeping up with current events.  Wayne most enjoys spending time with his three sons and three granddaughters.

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