May 8, 2020

"Well, that's just beautiful!" When was the last time you said that? What were you seeing or hearing? Was it something in nature, a mountain or flower or tree? Or maybe it was a specimen of fine craftsmanship or artistry like a piece of fine furniture, a custom-made ca...

April 23, 2020

I don't like conflict. By nature, I lean toward harmony, almost to a fault. But harmony isn't always what we need. In music, harmonious sounds can easily become monotonous. Imagine only having the same pleasant-sounding notes played over and over. Pleasing and maybe so...

April 17, 2020

Life is different now than it was last year, or last decade or century, and our present circumstances will not always be like this. Thankfully, change is still something we can count on. While it may be hard to remember life without "social distancing" and the fear of...

April 16, 2019

Do you enjoy merging into heavy traffic?  “What kind of question is that?” you ask.  It can be a “white knuckle” experience if you’re not careful.  There you are being urged along by impatient drivers behind you trying to join the flow of often less than courteous driv...

February 14, 2019

Imagine that it’s Monday morning and you’re just getting started with your day when your boss emails you and says, “Come by my office before you go to lunch.” Later that day, your child’s teacher catches you as you pick her up and asks you to schedule an after-school c...

January 9, 2019

I recently asked a question to over 200 people, 202, to be exact. I asked them,

"What's one of the most important questions you ask yourself to keep growing personally and/or professionally?"

I've learned a few things from their answers. First, while the question certain...

January 9, 2019

I surveyed over 200 people, 202, to be exact.  I asked them, “What’s one of the most important questions you ask yourself to keep growing personally and/or professionally?”  Here’s the complete list of their responses. 

Short and Powerful

  1. What don’t I know?

    ...

January 9, 2019

I had to get closer to see the bumper sticker on the car in front of me. I wish I hadn't. Stick figure people were being tossed into the air by a car plowing through the crowd. The caption said, "Nobody cares about your protest." (Pause, while I absorb what I saw and c...

August 3, 2018

I read an article recently about the youngest self-made billionaire in the world. Yes, that's BILLION with a "B!" After dealing with a prolonged moment of envy, a few thoughts came to mind. On the one hand, I get it. It's inspiring to hear stories about people who beco...

July 14, 2018

Do you like happy endings? You know, the and-they-lived-happily-ever-after kind of endings? I don't like "sappy" endings but I like it when stories turn out well.

It's probably no surprise to hear that not everyone feels the same way. Movies with happy endings are often...

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