Please don’t pick me last

Please don’t pick me last

I’d like to share a story about what can happen to us when we are thrust into uncomfortable situations. Whenever I lead a course, part of my responsibility as the instructor is to create a safe space where people can learn and grow. Sometimes growth comes from pushing...
Are You Solving the Right Problem?

Are You Solving the Right Problem?

One day my phone rang and the person on the other end asked for me by my government name, with middle initial and everything. When this happens, it’s likely to get my full attention. After all, who knows why they might be calling or what they might want. On this...
What These Kids Taught This Senator

What These Kids Taught This Senator

“We need your leadership.” These four words stayed with me this week after I listened to a podcast produced by the NY Times called “Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal.” In it, they recount the story about how a group of children confronted Senator Dianne...
How a Street Sweeper Touched My Heart

How a Street Sweeper Touched My Heart

A few years ago, I was on vacation at Disney World with my wife and three kids. I dislike crowds and hate standing in line, especially in the heat. I’m not even a fan of Disney’s long library of stories. So, you can imagine my mood when I was given the assignment of...