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The Temerity of Courage

Yes, it has happened to me before. Joan-of-arc-golden-sculpture-golden-statue-64022 Someone has said something so wrong that I am gobsmacked -- unable to respond appropriately. I was always taught to speak my mind, but speak politely. I must admit, I have stumbled a few times.…

On writing honestly

"Aren't you worried someone is going to think you are writing about him?" my friend asked. Not really, I replied, shaking my head. Because when I write, I don't really write about anyone in particular. Perceptions and feelings. That is what interests me most.…

You can’t lead if no one is following you…

IMG_0260I've been so fortunate to have been mentored by some of the most amazing leaders in the corporate world. When you meet them, instantly you feel comfortable, like you've known them forever. They don't play bullshit games of phony hierarchies -- yet there's no doubt whose in charge.…

Fools and Rules

ChessEvery generation thinks that it is living in some uniquely strange times. Yet, when we look back at history, we can’t point to any time where everything was copacetic — when everyone agreed about everything. There have always been struggles for domination.…

When are you really your genuine self?

4-up on 12-7-15 at 6.47 PM #2I've been doing a stupid amount of navel-gazing as of late. Not the kind where you sit quietly and contemplate all that is right and wrong in your world, but rather, the kind where you listen to yourself speak to see if you are truly articulating what you feel when you are in the moment.…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Living in the moment: the immeasurable value of presence

IMG_4705I have been thinking a lot lately about my past, my present, and of course, the future.  Where will I be in 5 years? 10 years? Will we be living here? Where will our kids go to school? Which friends will continue to be part of our lives and who will fade away as circumstances change?…

Making your own luck.

IMG_4372In the past month, I found two four leaf clovers (aka shamrocks.) Considering that they are not easy to find, and somewhat rare for the casual clover viewer -- well, I felt kind of lucky. The funny part was that the circumstances under which I found these little gems made my story feel special.  …

Making your own luck.

IMG_4372In the past month, I found two four leaf clovers (aka shamrocks.) Considering that they are not easy to find, and somewhat rare for the casual clover viewer -- well, I felt kind of lucky. The funny part was that the circumstances under which I found these little gems made my story feel special.  …