Watching them struggle or fail is hard when we so quickly can solve the problem for them. Rush in and tie their shoes, complete the project, or schedule their time.
There are three or four blog posts in my head but haven't had time to put pen to paper or fingers on keys. There is a myriad of reasons to not get to something. But this week, when I was reminded about the preciousness of life and the importance of living each day thoughtfully it… Continue reading The Need to Pause
“Life, health, prosperity, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.” Reduction in warfare and violence combined with safer travel of all types continues. This is the substance of Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now: the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. It also is the focus of… Continue reading Enlightenment Now, For Our Children
Years ago I learned that wineries are often grouped together in a region. I hadn't really thought about it. It is partially because of climate and terroir but also there is a business case for locating close to each other. It is much easier to be a destination for people to visit and concentration increases everyone's profile.… Continue reading Wineries, Breweries and Education
It amazes me how frequently we don't notice others around us. The many times the young woman in front of you walks through a doorway, not resting their hand for one more second to hold it open for you. Or the frequent times' people walk two or three abreast down a sidewalk and fail to… Continue reading A Lesson for Life-Noticing Others