Send the Elevator Back Down

Fundamentals: If you have done well for yourself, it is important to share your experience, knowledge and time helping others.  This aligns with healing or repairing the world through action. While words may inspire, the action of pushing the button to send the elevator goes a bit beyond the words.   It is representative of a …

In Folks We Trust- Trust Challenge

Our Trusted System Our water, our food, our fuels,  our driving, our flying, our entire existence depends on inherent and implicit trusted relationships.   To simplify this to the basics, imagine as you drink a glass of water, coffee or other while you read this post, how many people had something to do with the drink …

Make Time to Help

There is NO Time If there is no time at all to help other people, something is wrong.   In life and work, there are transactions.  These are micro exchanges and opportunities for kindness and service.  Even if we are running at the gym, we can do something small to help someone else.  It could be …

Veteran Complexity – Depth Perception

Hey, Shipmate In this post, I am starting to dig in a little to some of the complexity in feelings about my service.  This post is a bit of reflection and some digging in and learning.  I am not addressing whether or not this is right or wrong, only in the expression.  This is for …

Time for You ~

Art Project Consider yourself taking some time to do something that pulls you out of your comfort zone. Work on something different. Work alone with yourself. See what you can make and do. This year, I have been pushing myself to learn and grow from an artistic perspective.  The work is generally small and I …

A Moment of “Thanks”

From the words of Mr Rodgers. "So many people have helped me to come here to this night. Some of you are here, some are far away and some are even in Heaven. All of us have special ones who loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, 10 seconds to think …

The Perpetual Apology

A Sunday morning reflection on growing up in Co-op City in the 1980's. How we behave from then to now, and a call for forgiveness.

Silent Leadership -Value of Internal Communication

The world's greatest leaders know how to speak to the heart.  They speak of aspirations and dreams, goals and vision.  These leaders resonate with us because they speak to our emotions.   Great leaders are known and present.  While leadership itself is highly complicated, some common underlying concepts are foundational in nature.   The basis for effective …

365 Days of Learning – Let’s Go!

Don't doubt you have the power to continuously learn and grow.   Inspired by @ Wendy Woodson (She wants you to learn about this) 1. Order books on topics you are interested in and make time to read. 2. Plan day trips and take tours. 3. Visit a local museum. 4. Take a nature hike. 5. Allow …

Being the BEST can make you the WORST

In school, we are pressured to "be the best."  We are pressured for years to compete with others.   Our "best" may not be good enough or our "best" may be too good.  Being the best can bring isolation and harm.  It can inflate someone's ego and create conditions for unhealthy behaviors.  It can cause irreparable …