How holding space is more supportive than blind loyalty

July 27, 2021
In all the years I've lived in California--some 36 years--I can't remember anyone bringing up the subject of loyalty. But since I've been spending time in my hometown, it's come up twice. So what does it really mean? The dictionary calls loyalty a strong showing of support or allegiance. But the...

200 feet ahead

January 15, 2009

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January 15, 2009

Disturbing News

January 15, 2009
Although it's been more than a dozen years since I left my last Silicon Valley job, I still feel a sense of belonging and a relationship to the major players, like Steve...

Questioning Authority

January 12, 2009
We questioned everything in the 60s and 70s, but in the new millenium, it seems like a lost art. I'm reminded of it after talking to a friend who's having a crisis of...

Transitions

January 8, 2009
Transitions. The concept of change can be terrifying for many of us. Sometimes change is forced upon us. Without any choice at all in the matter, we're left to cope....

The Power of Owning It

January 5, 2009
My trainer says he wants me to take Pilates less for the physical benefits and more to get me “out of my head.” That suggestion is apparently the companion to our...

You can’t win if you don’t play

January 4, 2009
Another spectacular west-central Florida coast day. Blue sky, a little haze. Breeze. Gorgeous. I spent some time sitting outside at a Starbucks with a college chum, one...

Santa Maria Porcello Cassara: Aug. 27, 1925 — Dec. 22...

December 18, 2008
IN MEMORYWITH GRATITUDE288-3095The number rings into a void, into the ether, into a tangle of central telephone office wires leading nowhere. Sprawled on top of a hill,...

Green Tea & Spam (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

December 13, 2008
December is one of the most beautiful months in west-central Florida. Even though it's a bit chilly for Florida, the sky is very blue, the sun very bright and the palm...

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