Escaping The Institutional Abyss

We create our own prisons. We shackle ourselves; binding our thoughts, actions and reactions to anything familiar, constant, and safe. Novel decisions, steps into the unknown, are forsaken in lieu of habits and addictions. Our brain ends up being little more than a tenement building housing bundles of synaptic routines - many of which having … Continue reading Escaping The Institutional Abyss

“Rhizomes and Front Porches”

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises." Demosthenes In my last post, Recognizing the Problem: Part 1, I vented my frustration, dismay and utter anger over the current political situation in the United States. But if I lived somewhere else, such as Great Britain; I'm sure my response would be similar. Regardless of the … Continue reading “Rhizomes and Front Porches”

“Recognizing the Problem”: Part 1

“The mind…can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” ― John Milton It's hard for people to empathize with you when have to deal with cancer. It's not really about sympathy and I'm not saying people don't try. It's just one of those tough subjects. There's always that specter of death that hangs over the conversation. This possible prognosis, likely … Continue reading “Recognizing the Problem”: Part 1

On the Road to Our Perfect World

About thirty years ago, while building my recruiting firm, I coined the term, “On the Road to Your Perfect World.” In a nutshell it means; in life and all its nuances, it’s the journey that matters not the destination. It’s the experiences of life that create the human beings we are. And maybe more than … Continue reading On the Road to Our Perfect World

Will We Ever Stop Dragging Our Knuckles?

Updated July 30, 2020: I wrote this post seven years ago. It's every bit as applicable today as it was then - maybe more so. At present we have unprecedented hurdles facing us - that seem to multiply every day. But maybe our biggest hurdle is thinking we can go back to the way we … Continue reading Will We Ever Stop Dragging Our Knuckles?