There was a large boom and the floor of our room shook. Our dog Athena jumped up on the bed and tried to crawl under the covers. We bolted up right looked at each other and said “What the heck was that?!
What if we worked at tolerance? I read a post hiding bigotry and hatred by posing it as a fight against political correctness. It was dishonest and untrustworthy. They posited that not accepting their fight against “political correctness” was a sign of intolerance, weakness and dangerous to society because it hides the “real” problems. They weren’t talking about political correctness, which is meant to stand for fairness and open-mindedness, but the new subverted meaning, which is described as a condescending way of talking and elitist principles that wastes time. Read the article by linguist Dr. Anna Szilagyi on how the term has been hijacked.
Did you know that I lived in India for a year from 2011 to 2012? Ric was on an assignment that was supposed to last 3 years which unfortunately was shortened to one year but oh my, what a year. I love India! It was a year where I got to write, speak in exotic … Read more
The look was what got me. It was visible hurt and embarrassment of being put down in front of others over something that should have been quietly discussed in private. If you want people to trust you and show you care about them, praise in public, critique in private. A business issue or a personal … Read more
What and who can you trust when it seems like all the rulebooks have been thrown out? Even 20 somethings are nostalgic for the good old days… Have you heard the tale of the poisoned well? There was once a wise king who ruled over a vast city. He was feared for his might and … Read more
I am reminded of a quote attributed to David Duchovny, an actor and star of The X-Files. He says, “The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be – and when they’re not, we cry.” I … Read more
This is neither a rant against Trump nor is it a pro-Trump article. As a trusted expert, I want to understand why he was trusted with the highest office in the most powerful nation on earth. This is my perspective of why people voted for him. If you have been following my articles, you know … Read more
Did you know most motorcycle accidents aren’t the fault of the motorcycle driver? Two thirds of all motorcycle fatalities are caused by the car driver. The car driver’s usual response is they just didn’t see the motorcycle until it was too late. The motorcycle driver might have been right, but how did that help the … Read more
For 4 months they had been putting in 12-16 hour days, 6 days a week. Birthdays were missed and relationships suffered, but the spoken and unspoken message was that the experience gained on this – a complex international project – would be a boon to their careers. Then rumors started surfacing that there were going … Read more
I don’t know when or how he became the troll living under the bridge. I’m sure it started slowly. I noticed that every year he had a bit more hair growing out of his ears and his stoop was getting more pronounced. The rules for crossing over the bridge were getting much more complex and … Read more