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Three Real Lessons A Magical Movie Teaches

During the week of Christmas, my wife and I went to see Mary Poppins Returns. I was skeptical. As a baby boomer who watched the 1964 original in a drive-in theater, Mary Poppins is Julie Andrews. I listened to records of the music as a [...]

By |2019-01-05T14:25:43+00:00January 5th, 2019|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

How to Use December Well: Review Your Life

December’s cold winds signal changes. For animals, they head to caves to hibernate. Humans light fireplaces and eat comfort foods. December for me is also a time to review the past year and prepare for the next one. I am a believer in reviews and [...]

By |2018-12-08T14:13:49+00:00December 8th, 2018|Leadership, Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

The Janitor in the Abbey

Western society worships at the altar of position. Whether it be business, religion, government, or academia, the guy at the top gets the spotlight. That leaves someone else, someone more important, in the dark. Once I had a half-day layover in London. I caught a [...]

By |2018-12-03T13:53:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

The Cure of Our Ills: Practice Gratitude

At the season of Thanksgiving, the trite advice is “be thankful.” For most people, it is a hazy phrase. The remedy for most first-world maladies is simple. Practice gratitude.   What Gratitude Does for Us?   “The practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting [...]

By |2018-11-21T13:53:32+00:00November 21st, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

Don’t Fill Your House! Fill Your Life: The Power of Experiences

  At some age, you realize that all the “stuff” you paid good money for is just “stuff. It’s then you know it’s not about the accumulation of things but the accumulation of life. Life comes through a series of experiences. In 1997 MasterCard International [...]

By |2018-11-03T17:42:27+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections, Time Management|0 Comments

Keeping On Trajectory: Redirect Through Review

Insight is headed to a new world. To get there, it needs to check and change its trajectory. Insight, a Mars lander, is scheduled to touch down on the red planet on November 26, 2018. It is on trajectory but to stay on the right [...]

By |2018-10-29T01:37:12+00:00October 29th, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections, Time Management|0 Comments

The Dead Tree: Dig Up What Doesn’t Grow

Outside of a coffee shop which is my morning retreat is a tree…or should I say “was” a tree. A few years ago, A developer built a modern mixed-use project. It became an oasis in the city. I like the coffee and the quiet. Around [...]

By |2018-08-05T02:25:24+00:00August 4th, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

Don’t Have Enough Time? Think Again!

Karl complained he did not have enough time. Up at 6 and out the door by 7, he worked hard as an up and coming manager. People liked and he worked hard. Also, he had an active 3-year-old and a newborn at home. He dragged [...]

When You Can’t See, You Need This

One afternoon, as I got out of my car to enter the library, I saw it. What you need when you cannot see.   A woman got out of the car next to me and met a man on the other side. He was carrying [...]

Bright Lines: A Simple Way to Keep Your Life In the Road

I live in Dallas, TX where there are two passions—The Dallas Cowboys and road construction. I cannot travel 2 miles without coming across safety cones. (I wish I had invested in that industry three years ago!). One nagging issue I face is the absence of [...]

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