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June 7, 2019

Saying you're sorry is not a sign of weakness. Instead, it shows strength of character--a quality you really need in the workplace.

September 19, 2018

It’s Yom Kippur, people. How’s your

Day of Atonement going?

Standing the test of time, with roots reaching back centuries, atoning for harms done continues to thrive in the modern world in religion and philosophy, the social and psychological sciences, law and medicine,...

June 30, 2018

I’m going through a George Harrison phase.

Lately I’ve been binge-reading books and watching movies about his life, his spirituality, and his music. George was always my favorite Beatle, but I never knew much about him that didn't come from teen magazines and bubblegum...

February 14, 2018

It happens every day, to all of us. We say or do something we regret. We feel remorse. We know we should face our mistakes and try to fix them if we can. In fact, there’s usually a do-over window, a period of time when we can go back and set things right. So often, out...

January 12, 2018

This week I lost my best client.


The client represents a fair share of my annual revenue, and for two years they’ve raved about my work. But after an organizational restructuring and a changing of the guard, I was told to “bill us for any outstanding work.” Don’t a...

December 14, 2017

I remember the first time I encountered a Palomino Blackwing pencil. I went stupid with love.

Someone had handed out pencils to members of my church choir for marking our music. I looked down at the slim, black pencil in my hand and was instantly smitten with its esthet...

November 17, 2017

If you’re going to write an epic poem, you have to begin with an invocation to the Muse.

Homer, the first known Muse petitioner, was great at this. Calling on these goddesses of creative inspiration to assist him in writing his best material, he ended up with The Iliad...

October 20, 2017

Fall always makes me want to give away crappy old artifacts that have outlived their usefulness. No, not stuff from my closet—from my vocabulary. So I’ve compiled a list of what I consider the most worn out phrases that should be put out for curbside pickup.



September 26, 2017

On my way into the gym for my weekly swim, I watched as a local school bus pulled up to the drop-off and pick-up spot, where parents can leave their kids to play until their school bus comes to ferry them to nearby schools.

The gym doors opened and a crowd of children b...

March 18, 2017

Last night I found out what it means to love networking.

Okay, maybe I’m going a little too far. How about, I learned that networking doesn’t deserve the dread I’ve invested in it. In fact, it can be almost fun. I just need to remember a few simple principles....

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