The Greatest Love of All…

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL…ISN’T HOW MOST PEOPLE ACT Why does something seem better when it’s done for others rather than oneself? I gave a stranger a dollar vs saving that dollar for myself. I listened to a complaining friend on the phone for any hour vs quietly immersing myself in a good book. I went to an unenjoyable and obligatory fundraising event vs a romantic date night with my partner. If Covid has done nothing else, it has reset our ideas of how we can enjoy ourselves. When I was an Economics major in college, I learned the concept…

Things are Getting Better all the Time

“A little better all the time (It can’t get no worse)” In a throwback to the good old days, the beloved Beatles are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. I could make a case that they never actually receded in popularity all these decades. But that is for another day. To quote from this uplifting Fab Four song, I’ve discovered that, in some ways, things really are getting better. Specifically, I’m referring to the treatment and views from men of women in the workplace, and in particular, men of the younger generations. I was asked to participate in a panel…

Never My Love…Never, My Love

In rewatching one of my favorite episodes from the Starz series Outlander, based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, it occurred to me that punctuation is crucially important. Of course, we’ve all seen the funny Facebook memes: Let’s eat, Grandma vs Let’s eat Grandma. And you know, the struggle is real. I don’t know about you, but when I was younger and listened to records and songs on the radio, we pretty much had to guess what the lyrics actually said and meant, unless you were lucky enough to have them printed on the album’s liner notes. This was way…