Month: January 2018

Diversity and Creativity: The American Brand

The greatest assets of our nation are diversity and creativity because differences in thought, background, experiences, and beliefs bring to bear the greatest number of ideas for solving any problem. It also means, you have the best ability to question and optimize your ideas or solutions. Further, when you add a dose of creativity to…


USA: Unity Strength Action

 There is no them. – Patton Oswalt We hear it in parenting all the time: “We are a united front.” Why do we say this? Why do parents believe it? Why do we try to work together, compromise, when we disagree? Because at the end of the day, it is better to lose the battle…


When did being human become an inexcusable state?

Think about it. How often do we feel annoyed, irritated, frustrated, or mad at people for actions or decisions that we feel are substandard? Do we pause and consider what we might do in their shoes? And I don’t mean if we had a clear head, unlimited time, all the resources we need at our…


We are better than this

It’s like a card trick: Pick an issue, any issue. Pick a Twitter account, any account that focuses on politics….and I can show you hyperbole, discord, anger, offensive accusations…etc. etc. Look, politicians are humans. They make mistakes. They say things wrong. They are afforded no leeway, however. Would we rather robots in office? We make…


Life Happens: What do you miss?

Our minds are amazing but we still have limitations. We push ourselves, our bodies, our time, our family, our money, our cars – we push them all in various ways to the very edge of what can be handled. We are constantly chasing the ability to squeeze out just a little more efficiency, a little…


When the world is dark, be the light: American Experience Series Part II

Is life perfect? Do we believe the messages of hope and grandiose goals? Do we believe there is a destination, a proverbial American Dream? To be honest, I did and now I don’t. That sounds depressing, right? Perhaps it is or perhaps it reflects a maturation, a change in outlook, a reframe of country and…


When is enough, enough? Privacy v. Hiding: Part II

Trying to stop a moving freight train is basically an impossibility but the option to redirect its trajectory creates the opportunity to avoid a predictable destination. The necessary things to know though are: What are you doomed to hit and where would you like to land instead? This metaphor is useful in so many decision…


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018: What have you learned?

Every year, I learn something – at times, that “something” isn’t something I wished to learn but I find that life comes regardless of our plans, preferences, or even our best efforts to control our world. THAT was one of the toughest lessons I learned – over many, many years. But for this year, I…