Stop and think about it for a moment — how many times have you wondered whether your life has proceeded as it should have? Whether you are too flawed? Whether you have been in line with what your purpose may be? I’m thinking of those times when suddenly, or not so suddenly, you feel totally useless and without grounding. Kind of like a leaky … Continue reading The Cracks In Our Lives
A friend of mine shared this story with me on how he found success. His company offered him a promotion to a new job that consolidated two positions into one. The job, among others things, involved managing a difficult product line with a number of moving parts, all in an environment over which had little control. Six months of the year he would be on … Continue reading What Do You Value?
The recent public conversation on immigrants and immigration has had a tearing effect on the American psyche. It seems for many Americans the memory of how we came to be American people has been forgotten. For most of us, America is not our native land. We, too, are foreigners, descended of refugees from an earlier time. Many of our ancestors were greeted in an equally … Continue reading A Mutt Named America
These are hard times to pay attention to politics. With all the anger, madness and discord in the air, it’s like our ship of state is sinking and we’re left to find our own lifeboats. It’s easy to think we’re the first people ever to have known times like these. Of course, we’re not. Think back to the time of the Great Depression when anger, … Continue reading Laughing Our Way Forward
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that is broken, the crownless again shall be king.” ~ by JRR Tolkien, The Lord of … Continue reading Exceptionally Average