January 14 , 2015 /

ECONOMIC IMPERATIVES: A Clash of Values

Some 50 years ago I was riding on the 5th Avenue bus in NYC, which more appropriately should have been Madison Avenue, when I began to read the signs above the windows on both sides of the bus. Each one conveyed a message and, either to pass the time or just out of plain curiosity,

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January 11 , 2015 /

KINDNESS (in 55 words)

Kindness does not have a price tag.  It cannot be bought or traded. One human being reaching out to another with love and compassion. Whether words of gratitude, appreciation or recognition Or a selfless act of giving with no strings attached Being kind in one moment makes the world a brighter, better place. Your turn.

December 31 , 2014 /

LISTENING, LEARNING AND MOVING FORWARD

I once said to Bill Moyers that one reason I enjoyed his presentations was that he was a very good teacher and I learned so much by just listening to him.  He is a great storyteller.   He responded by saying that he considered himself the student and was always eager to learn from others.

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December 22 , 2014 /

TEN LESSONS LEARNED IN A 50-YEAR CAREER

   1.    Keep learning alive – Commit to becoming a life-long learner and whether or not you are an early adopter, consider how the world has changed and you along with it.  2.    Step out of your comfort zone – Whether in learning something new, understanding and appreciating the opposing point of view, or becoming

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December 21 , 2014 /

WINTER SOLSTICE IS TODAY

On Sunday, December 21, 2014, at 6:03 PM Eastern Time (for me) the sun reaches its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. Actually it has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its axis and its elliptical orbit but we will

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December 18 , 2014 /

WINTER SOLSTICE (in 55 words)

Hours of sunlight increase and decrease, a predictable schedule. A calendar of days, weeks, months, one more year. Come December 21, in the northern hemisphere, the sun appears at its southernmost point along the horizon. The northward trek starts again, lengthening daylight hours. We burn candles and fires to celebrate solstice.  It’s about the light.