Why I Have Hope for the USA

As I write these words I’m with my son, Paul, in Washington, D.C. From the roof-top of his fourteen story apartment building, we’ve got a clear view of the Washington Monument. Tonight we’ll watch the firework display. I look forward to the eye-candy of sparkling confetti that will illumine the sky and monument below.

Getting People to Change Who Don’t Want To

I was surprised to discover a Harris poll that revealed over 90 percent of the people surveyed would change their lives dramatically if they could, and they ranked such intangibles as self-respect, affection, and acceptance higher than status, money, and power (Herding Cats, Warren Bennis). People don’t like the way they live, but they don’t […]