3 Keys to Creating a Culture of Civility

At the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels stated, “Our troubled world is demanding a better brand of leadership.” Tag – you’re it. Instead of responding to the atmosphere, we must establish the atmosphere. That’s what leaders do. Leadership is an action, not a position. It’s easy to act like a backseat driver when it comes […]

The Years of Delay are NOT Lost Years

As a native Floridian, I’ve listened for years to dialogue about saving the sea turtles. I’ve been aware of the ordinances passed to protect them but turtle life wasn’t on my radar until I spent a week’s vacation on the beach on Longboat Key. The shore was lined with the protected nests and I became […]

Remote Stress

Hurricane Irma is now history. The monster storm weakened before making landfall but nonetheless, made quite a mess.  As a native Floridian, I have family in every part of the state and all were affected by the storm that defied meteorologist’s predictions. My home and community were unscathed when we experienced tropical storm force winds […]

A Glimpse Into the Future (2028)

Forecasting the weather seems like a hit or miss proposition. That makes me wonder if forecasting the future is any more accurate. Both meteorologists and sociologists use data, computer models, historical precedent, and any number of technological tools to produce scientific projections. Yet both nature and humans can be capricious and quite subject to change. […]

Why We Laugh When Stress is High

Hurricane Irma is steadily moving toward Florida as I write. I have dozens of relatives scattered across Florida – all in the path of this dangerous storm. I refuse to give in to fear so I don’t keep the television on to watch the continuous reels showing the devastation in the places Irma has hit already. As […]