• To Stop a Runaway Horse You Have To Catch Up To It First

    The 2015 movie Inside Out is the story of Riley, a boisterous 11-year-old girl, or more specifically, the inner emotions of her brain, respectively portrayed by a cast of animated

  • From Majority to Minority

    Once again, Germantown MD has made the short list of most diverse cities in the nation, this year coming in at #1 based on a carefully calculated amalgam of ethnic,

  • Orthodoxy and Orthopraxis

    As President Jimmy Carter now terminally nears the end of his long life at age 98, I am compelled to make a left-field comparison of two American giants of the

  • Right-Sized Influence

    Influence comes in many flavors: fame, quick-wittedness, smarts, sway, charm.  Influence is a form of power over other people.  It’s the ability to get other people to do things –

  • Finish the Job!

    By now, many of you have heard the sad statistics comparing pre-pandemic and post-pandemic literacy rates at the 2nd grade level in our community.  If not, I’ll review: in 2019,

  • The Big Fix

    In 2020, when disgruntled parties like me were reconciling ourselves with the reality of the Black Lives Matter movement, I decided to go back to a trusted source and picked

  • Method Matters

    The Keurig/K-pod was a brilliant invention.  Individualized portions.  Ostensibly fresh packets.  Brewed for just one cup in literally seconds.  No mess.  No leftovers.  What more could you want?  It was

  • Advice for 2023

    You may or may not be into New Year’s Resolutions.  But regardless, folks who are serious about living life well will invariably take a few minutes at the top of

  • Christmas and Politics

    It should be alarming how much we have personalized the Christmas story.  The story of a child born ‘for us’ and the love God shows to humanity through this birth

  • Act As If

    The principle of “acting as if” is an old concept that was first written about a century ago by William James who was a philosopher and also a trained physician.