The Gift of Trouble

Most of us wander through life without clear and focused goals. We get up in the morning and go on automatic pilot. One recent study (I don’t know who funds these things!) said when you bathe you start washing yourself Continue reading

Did You Know Steve Jobs?

Didn’t we all? Whether you were a Mac Freak (I’ve been one since 1984) or — as we like to call it, “computing from the dark side” on a PC, who DIDN’T know Steve Jobs?  creative commons He was our Continue reading

Community Trumps Tragedy

I was touched by the community pride in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 99th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Museums and displays proudly and solemnly showcase the efforts of Nova Scotians when the survivors and the dead from Continue reading

Update on Larry Colbert and his Seeing Eye Dog Banner

Many of my readers may remember the story of Banner the Wonder Dog, who powered through a debilitating injury to get his master Larry Colbert to his SouthWest flight here in Phoenix. Thanks to the teamwork by SouthWest employees, this Continue reading

Think YOU Have Problems? Think again…

We sat riveted: the room was eerily silent. For a conference luncheon packed with 1,300 Professional Speakers, that is a miracle… Nando Parrado… Miracle in the Andes… Continue reading

Thoughts on Freedom

I’m concerned for us. I watched the amazing Macy’s 4th of July in NYC last night, and once again, got tears as they played the old favorites over the booming and exploding fireworks. I turned to a friend and said, Continue reading

Recipe For Greatness

Wonderful thought from Zane Grey to kickstart your 2009 plan for Success and ride out this weird economy: “To bear up under loss; To fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief; To be victor over anger; To Continue reading

The USA is in an Accountability Crisis

We’ve lost ourselves. This economic debacle is only a symptom of the real problem: A lack of Accountability in the halls of Congress, and in the major Boardrooms of America. As we say in Hawaii, The fish rots from the head down. We cannot fix this until the people we entrusted with our governing, our tax dollars, and our finances set greed aside and start being accountable for their actions. Shortsighted greed has been the norm for several decades. This does not belong to one party or one president, although the recent spate of leaders has certainly sped up our trip to hell. Continue reading

Finding Community in Adversity

The controversial Reverend Ike once said, “The best thing you can do for the poor is not be one of them.” I thought of that as I awoke to my radio playing Emerson Drive’s, “Moments.” Country music is exquisite in Continue reading