Thank You, Mr. Miller

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” ~ E. L. Bulwer In hindsight, I think most of us would agree that teachers are among the most important people we’ll ever encounter. They are uniquely positioned to BE THERE when we most need someone to — BE THERE. When I recently read … Continue reading Thank You, Mr. Miller »

The Power in Walking Away

As I watched the  January 6 hearings and thought about the upcoming midterm elections this observation from George Washington chillingly came to mind. “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” His thought on power didn’t come out of nowhere; rather, it described how he experienced the interplay of politics and … Continue reading The Power in Walking Away »

A Master Class In Living In The Moment

I recently visited my friend Joe Thomas in Mobile, Alabama. It was my first trip away from the Northwest in three years and I was really looking forward to it. Joe and I go back more than fifty years and when we do get together we unabashedly indulge our Three Great Pleasures: Food  Football  Fellowship  Now with each passing year I’m ever more grateful to … Continue reading A Master Class In Living In The Moment »