Be Open-Minded: Try It, You’ll Be Better for It

November 17, 2017

Washington, DC, my home of thirty years, is riddled with sycophants, suck-ups who tell the boss what he or she wants to hear. I’m so concerned about the practice that when I interview someone for a job on my team, I ask him or her about their ability to speak truth to power. I’m interested […]

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Be Grateful: Every Day is a Gift

November 9, 2017

In my early teens, filled with typical life-angst (Who am I and what is all this stuff about?), I came upon a poem in an Ann Landers advice column titled “The Station,” by Robert Hastings. It offered a simple but powerful way of thinking and living that immediately appealed to me. For the past forty […]

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