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”: Part 2

"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”: Part 2

“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?

Update August 14, 2019: I wrote this post seven years ago. It's every bit as applicable today as it was then - maybe more so. That said, even with the transgressions on the inhabitants of the White House, I have hope that by the uncovering of the evil that is possible at high levels of … Continue reading Will We Ever Stop Dragging Our Knuckles?

What If Things Would Never Be The Same?

Update, January 15, 2019: I wrote a version of this seven years ago during the midst of the Occupy Movement. The change that many of us hoped for never happened. What is happening in the United States today is a whole different matter. It's struggle for the definition of change. Some believe it's a retreat … Continue reading What If Things Would Never Be The Same?

Imagining a ‘Perfect World’ for 2019

2018 has been ... well, let's just say I won't spend a lot of time looking in the rear view mirror. Instead I'll be looking to 2019 and the road ahead; visualizing what can lie ahead and do what I can to make it a reality. Let's imagine what this 'Perfect World' could look like. … Continue reading Imagining a ‘Perfect World’ for 2019