It’s Never Too Late

Moments are hopeful, wishful. Time is a demon, independent-minded. Not doddering, but cagey. Memory blinded. Inventing reassuring stories. Lost in our own shadow. Gray, ghostly sunsets. Missing flavors of the rainbow. Keeping ourselves at arm’s length. Leaning on a crutch of a dream. Safely for any tomorrow. Circling on the Gulf Stream. What is gone, … More It’s Never Too Late

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I don’t have to look for changes, they have been blitzkrieging me for almost two years. Change and I are not friends, we do not like each other. Not all men hate change, but I’m scratching my head trying to think of an example who does not. That’s a generalization of sorts, but I still … More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

The Linear Man

Zig zags and circles confound him Searching for order and reason Without a path to the horizon Wandering endlessly season to season — The compass needle wobbles Hesitance, suggests regress Many trips around the dial No traditional signs of progress — Is compromise a weakness? Group-think is line of sight Dare to look past the … More The Linear Man

Magic Potion

Mister Wizard what is magical Do I have to be radical Or even fanatical I just hate to be practical – I try to feed my head With books actually read So many miles I’ve tread Unneeded worries shed – But I feel just the same Did I overshoot my aim Nobody but me to … More Magic Potion

Old Dog, New Tricks

Maybe not new tricks, but new attitudes.  Past a certain age, the wiring is certainly hardened, but something incredible happens.  The brain, if the soul is on-board, can find new paths. We spend a lifetime building our internal infrastructure, repairing and sometimes replacing it.  A lot like our road system.  Our attitudes and values mostly … More Old Dog, New Tricks

Crusader

I see things with critical clarity Not even slowing down to pass go Making the impossible seem possible Using every flavor of the rainbow   Not so quiet, no longer patient So many pretend to be absentee We no longer hand out daisies Time to move aside or join me   See the change, be … More Crusader

Leadership in 2020

Some basic leadership concepts are rock solid, others are like rubber, adapting to the form and the conditions. Leadership in normal times can be challenging. Leadership under stress or prolonged crisis can cause teams to break apart. Events of this year are testing leadership strategies and strengths of good leaders. Leadership under pressure require flexibility … More Leadership in 2020