Esther, An Immigrant in Her Own Kingdom

The Book of Esther in the Bible is a cautionary tale for our civilization today.  If you are religious, then this will be a simple walk for you. If you are not religious, however, I want you to listen extra carefully.  Because I am going to show you how the Bible is a book of …

DRAW

Da Vinci wasn’t great.  Kehinde Wiley isn’t great. Einstein wasn’t imperfect. George Washington Carver wasn’t great.  Mirabai wasn’t great. These people knew how to draw. These individuals, who span great distances of time and space knew how to dig.   They knew how to mine. Mine their minds for POWER! To drill, low, to subterranean …

DIRT BENEATH MY NAILS

“Why do you garden dad?”  A simple enough question you would think, I thought to myself as I asked my father.  “Because I want things to look nice.” A simple answer from a simple man. Simple in a complicated way, a  calculated and complicated silence bespoke him wherever he went. His yard, every yard he …

CHANGE IS A WAVE THAT CRASHES

This life will not allow us to stand still.  You will move, or you will be pushed. Change is a planetary law, no resident may live without it. Fighting back is like fighting yourself. How do you win a battle against a perfectly matched enemy?  You can’t, no one wins. We only commit ourselves to …

TOO BIG TO CLEAN

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio during the 1980s some things are just seared into my memory. I suppose everyone has the same scars that I do. I say scars not because they are bad memories, not at all. It’s just that, these things, they mark you. They don’t hurt, they are just there, always there. …

WHO WILL BUILD YOUR MONUMENT?

Family is not the most important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox When this life is all said and done, what’s left.  What will we leave behind when we go. I guess most of us want to leave a piece of ourselves.  Maybe some investments, a house, some contribution, perhaps even a statue. That would …

It Hurts to Forget

Balance.  Our world will not be thrown off balance.  Violence is countered with love. Strength reaches down and lifts weakness to its feet.  Darkness, even the deepest darkest night, will be illuminated by the daylight. Two. It can not be achieved alone.  It requires two parts, two halves. Two paths, two outcomes, too many uncertainties …

Your Loss is Their Gain

I don’t care what profession you are in, its a business, bottom line.  That is what we have become. It’s not to say that making money has not been a part of all ventures since well, forever.  Even an orphanage must make money to house and feed the kids. But our 21st-century business environment is …