We’re in an age where stupid acts and utterings from 50 years ago can serve as proof that we're incompetent and of too poor a character today to serve in our current position, all other evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.
The origins of the phrase “get a life” go back perhaps 40 years or so. As I interpret the taunt, it suggests that someone is zealously focused on relatively trivial matters and needs to reorient to the more important aspects
So now Notre Dame has bowed to the forces of political correctness and covered beautiful murals of Columbus (bringing Christianity to the New World) because of pressure from a minority demanding that presentism supercede history. I have only this to say: We
Why are we here? Are we here to play games, to engage in tribal warfare, to cheat each other, to argue about immigration, to call others names who don't conform to our views on climate, to label people as "red"
In the footsteps of Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, and Billy Crystal, no one is willing today to accept the job of emceeing the Oscars. What was once a huge visibility, highly sought position is now a position wrought with danger.
I've recently finished facilitating a session for what many people would call a "mastermind group." We call it an "elite retreat." What stunned me is that we've been meeting for eight years and that we've increased the meetings to two
I'm going to repeat last year's New Year's message because we all still need to think about it: I was torn between simply saying “Happy New Year” this morning and including a message. I’ve decided on the latter because I think
In the true spirit of the Holiday Season, from our house to yours, Merry Christmas. May you enjoy the gifts of health, peace, and prosperity. Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. —Dr. Seuss Christmas isn't a season, it's a
When I was an undergraduate at Rutgers, we were required as freshmen to take a course called Western Civilization. I’m not sure that would even be allowed today, and I’m uncertain as to whether “freshmen” may be a micro-aggression (freshpersons?). Western
I remember the comic Stephen Wright saying once that he'd love to be able to daydream, but he keeps getting distracted. I'm easily distracted because I find everything going on around me pretty interesting (except golf, fishing, and running) so