What Do You Know About our Pledge of Allegiance?

For the Americans among us, when’s the last time you thought about your Pledge of Allegiance? Do you remember reciting it in grammar school? High School?  Could you recite it from memory today? I could, and I imagine you could … Read More

Musing: How to Give Unsolicited Advice

I’m musing again still. The Wall Street Journal had a headline a few weeks ago: How to Give Unsolicited Advice Without Being Annoying. I was intrigued. Who wouldn’t be?     Turns out  I needed a subscription to find out … Read More

My Third C: Courage

COURAGE: the final installment in the Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage 2020 Tour. Curiosity pushes us to open the box, explore the myth, or initiate a conversation with someone we don’t understand. Compassion brings an empathetic consciousness to what we find. … Read More

My Second C: Compassion

We continue today with my mini series on the three words that have woven themselves into much of my work of late:  Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage. Today it’s COMPASSION’s turn. Merriam-Webster defines this noun as the  “sympathetic consciousness of others’ … Read More

The First of My Three C’s: Curiosity

And So It Goes has evolved over the years. A year or so ago, I began to focus on the triad Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage as a mantra for the posts I share. I’ve been gratified to see how my … Read More

Confronting Racism Part II: Listening

  “In light of recent events, a lot of people are now feeling a very visceral response in how they show up in this world, and how they see it from our lens,” says Ramunda Lark Young, co-founder of Washington-based MahoganyBooks, an independent bookstore … Read More

Confronting Racism Part I: When Did You First Become Aware of Your Race?

What a great poster this protester carried. Treat Racism like CoViD 19, it declared:  Assume you have it. Listen to experts about it. Don’t spread it. Be willing to change your life to end it. And it’s that fourth one … Read More

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