Category: Accountability

How Are Those Resolutions Working Out?

Mid-January Frustrations Plenty of people write New Year’s Resolutions every December. Many others at least talk about having some, or thinking about having them, or telling people how guilty they feel for not having them. ARGHHHHHH!!!! (Charlie Brown sound, if you’re not familiar with that…) January 1st is a...

This is What’s Stopping You

Photographer:  Dion Tavenier If not now, when? Do you have something you want to do? It could be taking a trip, finding a new job, remodeling or redecorating, buying a new car, or the first thing that popped into your head when you read that question. Or, is there...

Could You Use a Hero?

Whose Hero Are You? Do you know the Bonnie Tyler song, “I Need a Hero?” If you’re younger than me you might remember the wicked stepmother singing an alternative version of it in Shrek II, but it first gained popularity in the original version of the movie, Footloose. Here’s...

Can YOU Reach Across the Aisle?

Compromise is Not Defeat We lost a unique and well-known leader this week. Senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain died last Saturday. Even in death, the one Washington has called “The Maverick” for decades, did it his own way. He voluntarily discontinued treatment for his brain cancer and died...

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

It’s Time to Take Action

What’s Stopping You From Being Magnificent? Last week ago, a group of teenagers in Florida decided to take on the federal government, lawmakers – Republican and Democrats, alike – the judicial system, the President of the United States and the National Rifle Association. It took courageous, pissed off high...

Pick a Side!

Are You Your Labels? How are you personally dealing with the polarization going on in the world? Have you noticed how if we are for one thing that we are often expected to be against something else? There are those who still believe we live in a black/white, gay/straight,...

They Aren’t Going to Like This

Can You Stand Up to Criticism? Are you feeling more like a leader in life? In my blog two weeks ago I opened a conversation that we ought to have with ourselves:  Am I willing to be a leader? How’s that going for you? There’s a truly inspirational speaker...

How DARE You Bring That Up!

A World Without Privacy Have you ever posted a comment on social media, and then have it come back to bite you in the ass? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt … and the bite marks, which in one case is still healing. I’d be hard-pressed to think...

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of My Way

Where Are the Leaders? What are leaders supposed to do? Leaders are supposed to lead. Duh. Seems like a no-brainer, huh? Yet we see very little leading today in the news. We certainly see people in power spouting rhetoric and hyperbole – these are socially acceptable, polite ways of...