The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it. Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths
Mile marker number 64 is dead ahead for me. Maybe “dead” is not the best word to use. Anyway, around and around in orbit we go. On the occasion of birthdays, one may feel a bit philosophical. So, here are a few observations about the journey. The sun no longer seems surprised; him again. And … More Growing Younger
This is a companion to my previous blog, Describe a Great Leader. It is my experience that leaders do not arrive fully developed, even people we might think of as “natural leaders” are still somewhat grown. In my professional career, I have had the good fortune to witness, and at times, participate in the evolution … More Describe an Emerging Leader
We live in a world where you can pick your truth and whatever “facts” support it. No longer are we confined to information that we do not agree with or support. Thankfully, the world now allows each of us to be right. With the help of technology, we can adapt reality. I do not care … More The Other Truth
That is a well- used term, but what does it really mean? Pro-life is generally associated with being against abortion. When I think of being pro-life, I see a much broader definition. If you are against terminating a pregnancy, should not the term be pro-birth? Life is more than birth; life is what comes after, … More Pro-Life?
I would imagine nearly all of us have talked to God, which ever God we look to. Maybe we do it by prayer, or we actually do it as a monologue. I get a little nervous when people say that God spoke to them or told them something, like you were having a conversation with … More Talking to God
“He lived a charmed life; a trail of convenient shortcuts defined his rise and incredible success.” This would be a great opening line to a life story. Perhaps if you are the great Gatsby or Donald Trump, this would fit, but most of us hike a different journey. We play by the rules, wait in … More No Shortcuts
Disclaimer I started writing about one thing and it quickly evolved into something else. This happens from time to time. The original subject was how we often want to help someone, but feel powerless to do so. Circumstances can be such that we have no ability to act; we are limited to being supportive and … More Compassion: The Super Power
“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” ― Patrick Henry Throughout our history, the word patriot has been used is many fashions. We hear the word used today, generally as a self-proclaimed label. What exactly is a patriot, and how do we … More To Be a Patriot
Recently, I watched a DVD of one the last films I saw in the movie theater, pre-pandemic. It got me wondering when, or if, I would ever experience another movie theater film. Life has changed mightily in my 63 years. Overall, life is easier and more convenient, but I would not say universally better. There … More The Change Up: Good or Bad?