Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Best Books

My goal is to read a book a week, but don’t always make it. It took a month last summer to get through Moby Dick, one of my book club’s choices.   It was worth it! I also try to read … Continue reading

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The Gift of Friends

In a recent Facebook post, Jess Middendorf mentioned a Christmas phone call he and his wife Susan received from their lifelong friends Eugene and Faye Stowe, now in their 90’s. Jess wrote, “They called saying that rather than send cards … Continue reading

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What Are You Going To Do About It?

A desperate mother was calling for help to defend her son as he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed by the ‘jump squad’ – plain clothed police officers battling the drug dealers.   From the commotion of a gathering crowd … Continue reading

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Why It Is Difficult for Leaders In America

Last Monday I was watching the news from Ferguson after reading the final pages of Hard Times: Leadership in America, Barbara Kellerman’s recent book about the “signposts” or context making it difficult for leaders in the United States. CNN televised a live … Continue reading

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