Sep 29, 2023
Every day. Every single day.
A friend told me that every day waiting for us at the foot of our bed is sloth and fear. Our eyes open, our brain turns on, and sloth and fear are right there. On the bed. Waiting. Our first challenge every day is to get past them. And she’s not wrong.
Sloth and fear work together....
Sep 15, 2023
Warriors need to be praised.
Young men have always been warriors. They’d go fight the battles while the elders sat around the campfire. The elders decided if fighting was the right thing and when and how to do it. The warriors executed the plan. When they returned, they were glorified for their success, or they...
Sep 8, 2023
It's been a tough few weeks. This commentary offers no specifics, but I've learned some things.
Many years ago, my neighbor in Charlotte, North Carolina knocked on my door one weekday afternoon. His wife had just told him she’s leaving. She climbed her car and drove away. He was dumbstruck and he needed to talk....
Sep 1, 2023
My wife and I were headed to a cocktail reception where we knew no one. "This is an opportunity," I said.
My wife and I were driving to a short cocktail reception full of people we’d never met. Most of them knew one another. Us? Not a soul. This is an opportunity, I said. Let’s run with it.
I proposed that she...