Be an Artist

“Republicans Need Artists, Not Economists” is the headline of a recent Op-Ed by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal. While her piece focuses on what’s needed to bring good thinking and ideas as well as hope into the current political maelstrom, her wisdom is applicable for anyone leading...

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What Would Jose Do?

“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” Groucho Marx It happens all the time. We hear someone talking “like an idiot”: creating their own reality and acting confident in their ridiculous claims. We may decide...

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Let Your Mind Gather Some Moss

Longtime readers of these missives tell me that my writing has gotten better, my suggestions are more helpful, and my musings are more interesting and fun to read. I realized that three things have led to these improvements. First, I have more and more experiences from which to draw upon...

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Power Of No

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” Warren Buffett. No is a very underused word. Except by toddlers. Unfortunately, most of us forget the value and power of no as we leave toddlerhood behind. Our nurturing leads us...

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Understand The Wiring

As you drive through the entrance of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, you quickly realize you’ve entered a different world. On the right, you notice a field of cows with huge horns that end in a sharp point. A brightly painted chicken house on wheels sits further on, surrounded by...

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Leave Them Smiling

“I was in Philadelphia airport on the way to Hawaii for my niece’s destination wedding when my wife and I discovered we were in the wrong terminal. I stood there fuming, surrounded by a lot of luggage. I wanted to take out my frustration on someone…but of course, none...

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White Lies

“Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies For Trump”, Nicholas Fandos, February 27, The New York Times. And thereby Hicks, now former White House communications director, ended her ability to convince anyone to believe what she says. Forever. That’s the odd thing about admitting you are willing to lie in...

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Rude Color Glasses

Recently I was in a diner enjoying breakfast and a little calm time before my hectic day began. Suddenly, I overheard a guy at the next table loudly harass the server because his scrambled eggs were a little too watery for his taste. It seems he likes them well...

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