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A Life Cut Short

Last week I shared the true story of a man who died bitter and alone, and no one cried. There was another man whose story I’ll tell today. The two men were friends. For many years they lived in the same town, they attended the same church, they raised their...

Conducting Your Orchestra

In the previous post, I mentioned re-connecting with a high school friend who was now a successful international conductor. It prompted some of you to reach out to a long lost friend and when you told me, that really made my day. We are communal creatures and even the...
Trusting your gut?

Trusting your gut?

Hey all! FYI, this is a longer post and no tl;dr. I’ve been thinking about the phrase ‘Trust Your Gut” lately. You’ve heard “trust your gut,” or that “your first response is usually correct,” and there are many many times when that is true. Trusting...
Toxic Leaders

Toxic Leaders

The last post was a short post about imperfect leaders and how it was ok to be imperfect. Near the end, I wrote that imperfect was different than toxic. So I feel compelled to write about toxic leaders. Compelled but not eager. Actually, Not only am I not eager, I...
Imperfect Leaders

Imperfect Leaders

The Divided States of America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day on Monday. My inbox and perhaps yours was filled with tributes to this man and the civil rights movement he both championed and was martyred for. And rightfully so, Dr. King deserves the accolades he...
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