The Point

If you read enough, and long enough, you’re bound to come across the proverbial diamond in the rough; the product of a keen intellect; a thoughtful treatise, rationally conceived, soundly argued, and engagingly persuasive. The finding is as joyful as the...

Tell Your Story

A few years ago, Peter Guber wrote this in the Harvard Business Review, “Critical details, data, and analytics are more effectively emotionalized and metabolized by the listener when they’re embedded in a story.” Similarly, Jonathan Gattschall wrote...

Compassion and Determination

There are many personal characteristics by which one might achieve success — courage, perseverance, strength, intelligence, aptitude, even luck. I’d add two more. But first, I want to introduce and modify a notion. The late, legendary Zig Ziglar once wrote: You...

Threads of Life

Since I mentioned the summer of 1964 in a previous post, I offer this one about a more recent encounter prompted by my having read the news item below: WESTBROOK, CONN – The Westbrook Fire Marshall is trying to determine the cause of an early morning fire at 20 Cherry...

Why I Write

Given my joyful duties as Executive Director of LVVS, it seems apropos to share the joyful memories of my first summer in Westbrook. And given the mission of LVVS, it seems apropos that those joyful memories are of discovering the power of language. In the summer of...