May 13 , 2019 /

IT’S NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE

There is a well-documented article in the June 4-11, 2018 issue of The New Yorker Magazine by Jelani Cobb about white spaces where many of us have lived and worked: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/04/starbucks-and-the-issue-of-white-space The issue of racism, especially implicit bias, goes largely unnoticed until it is brought into our consciousness by some of the events which we

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April 22 , 2019 /

SPENDING OR INVESTING

Everyone has an “auto-biography” whether or not it is written down in words.  How we live our lives, what Annie Dillard calls how we “spend” our days is how we “spend” our lives.  I want to suggest that instead of thinking of this time, (past, present and future), as spending, we think of it as

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April 18 , 2019 /

ALTERNATIVE TO DISASTROUS DIPLOMACY

After invading southern Greece and receiving the submission of other key city-states, sometime between 346-336 B.C., Philip II of Macedon turned his attention to Sparta and asked menacingly whether he should come as friend or foe. The reply was “Neither.” Losing patience, he sent the message: “You are advised to submit without further delay, for

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April 6 , 2019 /

BEYOND NUMBERS

(This is a reprise from 6 years ago and it still applies in the present, so herewith for your review.  Seems it’s the old what goes around comes around) There is an article called “Six Ways to Become a Wise Leader” by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou  (good advice) and it reminded me of so

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March 31 , 2019 /

KNOWING and DOING

If you want to make a change, believe you know what to do and still can’t seem to do it, then what?  It’s both complex and simple.  Many people do not understand either the complexity or the simplicity.   According to research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology there is an interconnected web of psychological, chemical

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March 25 , 2019 /

SEASON OF CHANGE

With Spring in full swing, we note the change by buds and blossoms, the vibrant colors, new growth, warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and a general increase of activity in the natural world. One thing we all have in common, regardless of our age, is that we also change, day by day, season by season,

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