"When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." ~ Cherokee

Reflections on Life, Service and Legacy

Replace Hate
How Do We End the Hate?

“We must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person oriented society.” Martin Luther King, Jr. New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: DeMarsico, Dick ..

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In a Society on Edge it’s Time for Perspective

"It's always darkest before the dawn... It's always darkest before the end too!"  A Dark Time I heard Ted Turner deliver those lines once and they always make me smile. It's also a healthy dose of perspective in a hyper-political time where socie..

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Political Leap
The Political Paradigm Shift

par·a·digm shift:  An important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way.                                                                 ..

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What will Your Legacy Be?

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” -Hillel the Elder..

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Servant Leadership

The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware. Next comes one whom they love and praise. Next comes one whom they fear. Next comes one whom they despise and defy. The Sage is self-effacing and scanty of words. When ..

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Ferguson: 9 Steps Towards Common Ground

As the conversation continues about Ferguson, something good might very well come of a very bad situation. However, only if fact based, rational discussion is had. It would help if facts are not distorted to fit a preconceived viewpoint, and when fac..

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I Never Looked At It That Way…Thank You

When was the last time you read that in a comment section of a blog post, news article or on Facebook? Today, it never happens.  It is the most maddening aspect of our current public conversations.  Our discussions have devolved into, “I’m r..

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Coming Alive

Are you alive? If you are reading this I know you have a pulse. But are you fully alive? I have reflected on that question often and it is involved in the working title of my next book.  The question challenges me. And it haunts me. So often w..

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Paris…Now What? Fear or Courage?

We are driven by one of two principal forces, courage or fear. It is during times of great challenge that our true character is revealed. Whether we are proud or ashamed of the outcome of that test is not important. The question is – what will w..

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To Sacrifice Who You Are Being For Who You Really Are

Spring is a time of rebirth. It is a time of renewal and of greater consciousness and growth. We are infused with the energy of warmer weather and we rush to work on our gardens and our bodies. We plant for summer flowers and we workout to fit into o..

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