Mentor’s Message

Mentor’s Message

George, my former boss, was in the habit of giving the book, “A Message to Garcia”, to his new staff members by way of orientation.  Written by Elbert Hubbard in 1899 in a, “single hour after dinner”, this slim volume (12 pages—16 if you count the illustrations)...
Fishbowl Guidance

Fishbowl Guidance

“A human being is essentially a spirit-eye. Whatever you really see, you are that.”                               Rumi   Our life today may seem, at times, like being confined within a fishbowl.  Our space is limited. Travels become routinized.  We gaze at loved...
Jefferson’s Diamonds

Jefferson’s Diamonds

As we turn our attention toward honoring American presidents during February, Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, comes to mind.  During his eight years in office as our 3rd president (1801-1809), Jefferson devoted regular,...
Grief Unobserved

Grief Unobserved

Some 50 years ago, C.S. Lewis published a slim volume entitled, A Grief Observed which chronicled his painful journey of loss following the death of his beloved wife, Joy. “There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me.  I find it hard to take in what...
There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

There’s No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

As a child, Joseph Calderon was homeless, living with his parents in their station wagon.  Hungry, they stopped for Kentucky Fried Chicken and discovered that they had only enough cash to feed, “little Joey”.  Joey’s father burst into the restaurant, hopped the...