Don’t Work Harder, Work Smarter

We’ve all had people in our lives tell us that hard work pays off. That is an alternative fact or at least a half truth. Similar to how nice guys tend to finish last, hard work doesn’t always pay off. True, you have to work hard in life. Nothing meaningful comes to the lazy who…

The Saddest Giraffe I’ve Ever Seen & A Lesson In Interconnectivity

This afternoon I was reading an article on CNN.com and came across the saddest giraffe I’ve ever seen.  I should have know what I was in for by clicking on the story since it was titled “Imagine a World Without Giraffes.”  My experience with giraffes is fairly limited, to say the least: a zoo visit…

How to be an Olympian and Champion in Life

Watching the Olympics always reminds me of one very important fact – I have no athletic talent what so ever.  Yet, even as someone who doesn’t care about sports more than the average Joe (or Jane), I find myself glued to Olympic sports of every sort.  Whether you are glued to table tennis, gymnastics, swimming,…

What The Conventions Should Remind Us, Regardless Of Party

It doesn’t matter whether you are Republican, Democrat, or somewhere between or far undefined.  This election season has ignited something in our culture.   I don’t think anyone can explain WHAT that is or WHY it is happening, but we all have a part in it.  If you are watching the conventions or just trying to…