Scrunched Up Shoulders

"Listen." We know that true listening goes well past audio cues to watching and reacting to people's body language. In one-on-one conversations, it can be challenging enough to "listen" to the body language of the other person, but in a group session such as a meeting, we tend to forget to fully listen and react... Continue Reading →

For You Were Once A Stranger

OnBeing continues to be a go to podcast for me. Krista Tippett is among the best interviewers in the podcasting world.  She recently posted her interview with Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks. The interview is three years old, yet so relevant today. A thought-provoking interview for this Sunday morning. A highlight for me is... Continue Reading →

Tony Robbins For a Day

Spring cleaning is in full force in my home. While my wife organizes and adds to an ever-growing pile ready for The Salvation Army, I find myself in full archaeology mode, sorting through the artifacts of my life.  Indeed, I hold onto nearly everything until such day I find the will to let it go... Continue Reading →

Sitting When I Want to Stand

Yesterday I learned so much by learning so little. Out of work, and searching for work, interrupted by a summons to attend an appointment at the California Employment Development Department. Hey, I am doing the unemployment thing and with receiving funds, comes rules and oversight. No worries, I am earnest in my efforts searching for a... Continue Reading →

Fly in the Face of Reason, Authority, and Common Sense

What are the influential books from your childhood? Those books that paved the way to a lifelong love of reading and for me, eventually to fall in love with writing itself. What a treat for me to find a hidden article written by one of my favorite authors. A piece of writing that reminds me... Continue Reading →

Across The Street and A Thousand Miles Away

Funny how when quiet, one seeks more quiet. At work recently I was talking with a coworker about how we each need some quiet time away from the office. Just to break up the day and focus a bit on our private pursuits. For her, schoolwork toward her Masters Degree and for me, well just... Continue Reading →

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