Four Ways to be “Otherly”

adjective \'uth er ly\ 1 : Relationship to someone else. 2 : Focused attention toward a person. 3 : Kindness or generosity directed toward another person. 4 : Thinking about others first. Otherly is a coined word. A friend of mine wanted a word that would help people see the importance of noticing other people... Continue Reading →


When Harvey got on the treadmill at the gym, he placed his head within a couple of inches of the control panel, and he cocked his head slightly. Harvey's world was donut shaped. The center of everything he looked at had a big blind spot in it. Harvey could no longer drive. He loved to... Continue Reading →

Why Children Need Our Attention

Ben Bernanke is the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Recently he wrote an article for the March 3, 2011 New York Times on the subject of early childhood education (ECE). In light of California's budget crisis and the fear that education could be one of the budget victims, here are 4 reasons early childhood... Continue Reading →

How much can I keep?

The man was wealthy and young. Luck had gone his way, and he had amassed a large amount of money and property. He used his money in make more investments and purchase his way into the power structures of his community. Those who knew him believed him to be an upstanding and religious person. If... Continue Reading →

How to Connect with People

Networking is not rocket science. It does require some discipline and thought however. The results are worth the effort. Here are the steps to becoming a dynamite networker. Always carry business cards or other forms of identification that you can share with others. You never know when someone will ask you for contact information. Join... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Community

In the 1830's Alexis de Tocqueville wrote this about the United States. "Individualism is a word recently coined to express a new idea...Individualism is a calm and considered feeling which disposes each citizen to isolate himself from the mass of his fellows and withdraw into the circle of family and friends; with this little society... Continue Reading →

Health and Wealth Gospel

A friend said, "I really like to watch his program on Sunday morning." He was talking about a popular televangelist--coiffed hair, expensive suit, huge megachurch, beautiful wife at his arm. The preacher's Sunday morning message is something like, "God wants you to be fabulously rich and happy." That may be the reason my friend likes... Continue Reading →

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