October 21 , 2016 /

TEN REASONS WHY I WRITE

Writing gives me the opportunity to reflect on my thoughts, observations and experiences in ways that I can see, hear and understand more clearly. I can share those thoughts, observations and experiences with others who may be interested, and if they’re not, that’s OK too. Writing offers me a catalog or menu from which I

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October 20 , 2016 /

A BLOG IN TRANSITION

My blogging experience covers the past 5 years with approximately 250 posts. Those posts are mostly professional around topics having to do with education, leadership and change. Some have been more personal reflections of what was happening at the moment or with my work or other projects. I have written essays, articles and speeches and

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August 20 , 2016 /

RETIREMENT, REFLECTIONS & RENEWAL

About 6 years ago I wrote my “official” letter of retirement after 12 years of working in association with a fine and well-educated group of professional colleagues. I had the liberty and benefit of a “home office” in northern New Mexico during that time although that required a fair amount of travel. It’s the old

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July 27 , 2016 /

TWO ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOU? Each of us has a name by which we have become known, a name given to us by our parents, a name sometimes chosen at random, or from a list of popular names, sometimes by family traditions, and sometimes with special meaning. In some cultures a name has particular significance with regard

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July 11 , 2016 /

CONVERGING THEMES IN A TIME OF SADNESS

A short time ago, June 22, I posted a blog “A Week From Hell” and it was mostly personal although it included the June 12 massacre in Orlando that put things into perspective. Then one of my heroes, Elie Wiesel, died on July 2, and I quoted him that day as a memorial: “I swore

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June 7 , 2016 /

RECALIBRATE AND STAY ON TRACK

Almost everyone I know, including myself, have had some kind of event that has thrown us off track, hopefully temporarily. It’s not always easy to resume, like pushing the button on speed control. There are many reasons why it’s so difficult to regroup ones energy, purpose and drive to continue. We can feel emotionally and

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