Last month, I spent a weekend down in Florida on Clearwater beach. The occasion was somewhat of an impromptu high school reunion – 14 friends joined, many who I hadn’t seen since we graduated from high school in 2003.
A Letter to my Son About Prejudice
Like many others, the recent US presidential election and the subsequent increase in hate crimes have been very troubling to me. As a new father, there are so many things I want to explain to my son. I want to
The Way the World Changes
Among many other things, this election cycle has called attention to a very old gender dynamic in the United States. Whether it was commentary on the way the candidates were dressed, their physical posture during each of the debates, or
Nothing Left to Prove
Whether it’s writing a business plan, conceptualizing new product, pitching a major prospect, or troubleshooting a piece of technology, at many points in my career I’ve found myself doing something for the first time. Often times it’s also something that’s
The First Two Weeks of Life
Almost exactly two weeks ago, my wife Miranda and I were blessed to bring our son Jack into this world. Well, I guess she did most of the work, but I was there and felt quite involved the whole time.
My 9/11 Story
Today is the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. As I do every year, I spent a little bit of time in quiet reflection, thinking about that day back in 2001 and how the world has changed since.
On Preparing for Change
Only six weeks away from welcoming our son into this world, I can’t think of a more appropriate time to think about change. Ever since reading the classics of business literature – the likes of Peter Drucker, Marshall Goldsmith,
I first wrote about meditation in July of 2013. The post (linked here) I penned shortly after reading the seminal work Meditation for Dummies. At the time I was very excited and curious about meditation. I knew that a more
How Hospitals Work
Just over three weeks ago my brother suffered a brain hemorrhage while on vacation with his family in the Dominican Republic. After an emergency medevac and a few weeks in two different hospitals he has continued to get better and
One of the lessons from high school that I vividly remember is an explanation for why the government sponsors free education in public schools: The government needs to teach people to read so they can read a voting ballot and