Recently, our Department of Justice, gave us another wild example of un-common sense in action. They decided to file suit against one of the States because the State legislature passed a law contradicting a Federal mandate that addressed who should be allowed to use which restroom in a public place. Now, as much as I travel and use public restrooms, I am amazed that I didn’t know that this was such a pressing matter. Since public restrooms have existed for some time and from the beginning we have used the only two biological sexes known to the human species in order to determine which room we should use for our most private of needs; I thought that system was working rather well. Then again, “What were our ancestors thinking?” Continue reading “Un-Common Sense”
The human species is an ever-changing creature. Created as a physical, mental and spiritual being; we live each day as a somewhat new entity. Each day we change in multitude of ways; most of them occurring without us even noticing they are happening. In addition to the voluntary changes we make in our lives; our body goes through involuntary changes internally at a chemical and cellular level, externally our hair falls out and what stays grows longer. On a mental level; our brain functions work and change around the clock, never resting. On the spiritual side of the house; from moment to moment our faith and beliefs can change as we face challenging situations or joyful moments of wonder. Whether we are asleep or awake, it makes no difference; we are changing. Continue reading “The Mother Cell”
Anyone who has ever managed or led a team of people will have been questioned about the worth of the various team members. In today’s hypersensitive world of income fairness this has become a major issue. All people want and deserve to be treated fairly in all aspect of their employment but they rarely, if ever, agree that they might not deserve the same wages as others doing the same job description. It should never matter what color the person’s skin is or if they are male or female. The sole barometer should be can they do the job and if they do it better, they should be compensated accordingly. To demonstrate how this should work, let me share with you a story I was given many years ago. Continue reading “What Are They Worth to the Team?”
America is and has remained for over 200 years the “Land of Opportunity”. Thanks in large part to the three cornerstones of our society; our capitalistic economy, our republic form of government, and our religious acceptance. Even with this moniker and our systems being firmly in place to benefit all citizens, we still have people who work tirelessly to disrupt the bedrock of our existence, in most cases not out of spite or malice; instead out of unrealistic compassion or ignorant authority. Add into this mix a very small percentage of people who spend their days in occupations or activities viewed as illegal and you begin to form the basis of this discussion. Continue reading “Is Legal Theft a Requirement To Do Business?”
Throughout my life, I have had the privilege to meet some of this world’s most talented and gifted people. I’ve met world leaders, corporate giants, and every day folks that accomplished extraordinary things. Some were remarkable athletes, some possessed brilliant minds, and still others were just at the right place and the right time…or the right person destined to be at the wrong place at the wrong time only to be that chosen person needed for that special encounter. Continue reading “What If This Is My Last Post?”
If you ever read “Cat in a Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham”, don’t think this bad or even spam, please thank this host and share this post. For all choices which are eclectic must also be favorably ethic.
Many of you who are reading this article work in a very complex and possibly mentally demanding occupation. You might be responsible for millions of dollars of assets or may supervise countless associates. In environments such as those, bad decisions and poor choices can spell doom to your company and more likely your personal success. How many choices are we presented with or do we consider before making the final decision? How many critical decisions do you have to make in a day, a month, or a year? Where do we begin to learn the skills necessary for wise decision making? You may be surprised! Continue reading “Child’s Play or Lessons in the Art of Wise Decision Making?”
A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”
The “joke” above is funny and cute but it also vividly represents how our entitlement programs hooks people into continuing to “play the game”. Instead of the barber, picture Uncle Sam holding the dollar in one hand and the quarters in the other; the child in the “joke” could be viewed as those who wrongly seek entitlements from the corrupt and broken system we continue to support. Continue reading “Funny Joke or Cruel Reality”
Once more we can experience the power of the Wisdom of Three as presented through the eyes of Wise King Solomon. He was a Master at the art of understanding the human condition long before psychology was a science. This is one example of why.
“This is a tale of two strangers visiting the same city on the same day and the account of their perception of the people they encountered while there.
Those observing the Christian calendar have just entered into the season of Lent. The word lent comes from the German verbiage, lenctentid which means the time of lengthening and flowering or Spring. Continue reading “Pretzels, the Perfect Lenten Snack”
We are living in unprecedented economic times primarily due to the expansion of rapid communications. News that occurs across the world at this moment is measured and processed by all financial markets within minutes. Globally, financial changes happen so fast that it has become difficult to keep up with them. This environment of constant change creates a fast paced lifestyle that brings anxiety and unease to even the most stable of lives. Speaking as someone who likes peace and stability I seek comfort by taking the time to focus on those things that should not change much. Things like words. Words do matter and their definitions create a firm foundation in our lives. Though it has become increasingly more difficult to find this Oasis of Tranquility through words; today I chose to examine the concept of fiscal responsibility. Continue reading “Words Do Matter; and So Does Responsibility”