Judged by Our Words

Judged by Our Words

My first reaction to the news that Coach Gruden used racist remarks in an email in 2011 was amazement. He had worked for years in the diverse NFL culture. My second reaction was wonderment. Why did a prominent newspaper make an issue of one ten-year old email? I...
Revisiting the Four Agreements

Revisiting the Four Agreements

Agreements are made repeatedly. My wife and I agreed to marry. We agreed to the several moves we have made during our forty-two years of marriage. We agreed to build a retirement home. We agreed to help build a house for a family in Mexico over the 2021 Labor Day...
Five Kinds of Givers Plus One

Five Kinds of Givers Plus One

Doing research for a writing project can uncover many interesting rabbit trails that are best left alone for another time. However, one rabbit trail introduced me to a portion of Baltimore’s Jewish history that related to two themes that I am interested in. The first...
Still Under Construction

Still Under Construction

US. Highway 98 is still under construction in the Destin-Miramar Beach area of the Florida Panhandle. I moved to this area in March 2018 after the construction started. Much of the construction is completed, but there is a long portion that is still under...
Influencing the Quality of Marketplaces

Influencing the Quality of Marketplaces

Today I visited the marketplace to buy food and while there I caught up on news with a former coworker. Marketplaces serve many purposes. Identifying our reasons for using marketplaces discloses the type of people we are going to be in marketplaces. Marketplaces are...
Reflections on Memorial Day 2021

Reflections on Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Weekend 2021 raised my mind and heart to a new level. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall visited Santa Rosa Beach. I joined other people in setting up the Wall and taking it down. The Wall was open to the public 24/7 from Friday until Tuesday morning. My...