See the waterfall

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking about us at all.” –Jock Falkson I once designed a three-day conference on diversity for a professional...

Posts in To-Go Boxes

I’ve gotten quite a few requests for printable versions of 37days essays–thanks for your interest. I’m not savvy enough to figure out how to create a "printable version" button on the site, so unless some brave techie type person can help,...

Teach fear to heel

“We invent what we love, and what we fear.” – John Irving A student of mine was murdered this week, on Wednesday. No, she was actually assassinated as she prayed at a Buddhist monastery in northern Thailand. The reports are that masked gunmen in black leapt from a van...

Remember the green book

“Far away is only far away if you don’t go there.” -O. Povo When my friend Gay tells a story, it comes out like a hot knife through rich butter—all soft, fluid, full, with a drawl that makes you want to move to Mississippi and listen to a big bearded man in a...

with gratitude, my thanks

"Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give." ~ E. A. Robinson I remember watching an Oprah show where her staff took the studio audience into a room full of left shoes. No right shoes, only the...