Must Play Well With Others

“On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water … Continue reading

The Misery That is Facebook

If you don’t have time to read the whole post, here’s the bottom line: paging through Facebook posts and looking at other people’s pictures will make you unhappy. Using the platform to connect and converse with friends in a positive … Continue reading

The Analog Secret to My Digital Success

I’ve been asked the question many times lately, and I honestly believe the single most important contributor to my success is the number of books I’ve read. I’m a voracious reader with a voracious mind, and all those books continually … Continue reading

Happy birthday, William Grant Still

Happy birthday to my grandfather, William Grant Still. He was born on this date 122 years ago, in 1895. The first in our family born completely free of slavery. His mother wanted him to be a doctor, but music was … Continue reading

The Voting Paradox

Catch 22- noun; a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem (see Joseph Heller) – Merriam-Webster Public opinion of Congress has never been lower. The American people think better of stock … Continue reading


The Golden Rule: “Do unto other people’s kids as you would have them do unto your kids.” (From participants of “Children, Families, and Social Issues Seminar”-The Poynter Institute 1998) Yesterday was a tough day for the nation, but it was … Continue reading

Please Don’t See “The Lone Ranger”

My first reaction after finally reaching the end of this seemingly interminable movie was, “I hope people don’t pay movie theatre prices to see this film.” On the most basic level, it’s just not a good movie. There are funny … Continue reading