Your Name Matters

Your name matters. It really does. No one likes to be called “hey, you” or perhaps worse called nothing at all. I met several “hey, yous” this past week on a business trip. The airport janitor. The doorman. The porter. The hotel gardener. The hotel maid. And then I...
Spill the Beans (you know you want to)

Spill the Beans (you know you want to)

Spill the beans. Go on. It’s actually good for your sanity and longevity and helps you weather tough times. Actually, with all the health benefits of beans, you may want to eat a few of them too, but today, you can spill all you want. Sometimes you just gotta get...

Hugs Are a Miracle Cure

Hugs are a miracle cure, and I witnessed one of these restorative embraces last weekend. Outside a Denver sports center, a young teen gymnast darted into the parking lot as several of us were waiting for the next competition to start. The girl didn’t look happy. She...
Why America’s Mass Violence Is Your Fault

Why America’s Mass Violence Is Your Fault

Enough is enough. I can’t stand watching one more news clip of terrified people fleeing schools, office buildings, churches, and movie theaters. I want to be done with the carnage and confusion. The slaughter of innocents and the overthrow of our human psyche. And,...