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KEEPING OUR FAITH IN PEOPLE

KEEPING OUR FAITH IN PEOPLE It’s absolutely vital to keep our faith…in ourselves, in each other, in people in general. If we lose it, if we become cynical, negative doubters and full-time critics, we lose big time – and ultimately, we lose ourselves. But faith, like trust, can be fragile and fleeting. There are so many “pulls”… read more

YOUR BEST THING

YOUR BEST THING It was pouring down rain and I needed a cab. Badly. I spotted one wheeling around the corner of Madison and 56th Street, but he didn’t see me. So I did what I always do: I whistled. Oh, I don’t mean some mealy-mouthed, lady-like, baby-doll kind of whistle; I mean an ear-piercing, glass-breaking, thumb-and-second-finger-in-your-mouth kind of… read more

GETTING BACK UP…

In the past few days, weeks and months, as the result of extraordinarily destructive storms and “acts of nature,” many of our countrymen have lost everything. The media has been filled with unforgettable, profoundly moving and heart-breaking stories – stories of people from whom everything has been taken…people who have lost their homes, all their… read more

“I don’t recall…

Wow, I don’t remember three words said so many times by so many people in such a short period! In his recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his role in  the continuously unfolding Russian saga, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said those words over twenty times… Evidently, “amnesia” has long been a tactic used… read more

WE WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED Not Now; Not Ever

WE WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED Not Now; Not Ever It was a picture-perfect morning. I had just returned from an absolutely gorgeous walk downtown where I’d seen the most adorable, happiest, colorfully dressed little “Halloweeners” squeeling and laughing their way from block to block. I couldn’t stop grinning. “Now this is what Halloween is all about,” I said… read more

MOVING FORWARD…

MOVING FORWARD… This is a tricky time. There’s been so much bad stuff happening that it’s pretty tough to spot the good stuff – or even have the energy to look for it.  It’s tempting, as I’ve written before, to focus on man’s inhumanity to man or people’s rudeness to each other and take pleasure in… read more

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES OR…”LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!”.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES OR…”LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!”.  That’s what we used to say when we were kids and someone was about to “bend the the truth” a tiny bit… It made everyone laugh. But lately, I’m not laughing. It’s hard to laugh when you’re covering your mouth in appalled disbelief… I wrote a “Motivator” about… read more

THE AMAZING POWER OF “TOTAL ENGAGEMENT” …or Why We Should Listen Harder

THE AMAZING POWER OF “TOTAL ENGAGEMENT” …or Why We Should Listen Harder There’s no one more powerful, impressive or just plain winsome than someone who is totally “there,” who gives their full, unwavering, rapt attention when you’re making a point or a pitch – or just plain talking about something you care about. People who listen passionately and energetically, who are fully engaged in the “conversation,” who get excited… read more

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF LOVE…IN THE MIDST OF HATE

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF LOVE…IN THE MIDST OF HATE The Las Vegas mass shooting, the deadliest in US history, will never be forgotten… for too many reasons to count. Number one among them, of course, are the wonderful, much loved people who have been forever and needlessly lost in a mindless, ruthless, needless massacre, almost… read more