Secrets

The most disheartening part of the GropeGate scandal is how many famous men are being outed for their crude, abusive sexual behaviors. Charlie Rose? Are you kidding me? Other than the victims and some other insiders, who saw that one coming? Here’s a guy whose image belies the facts of the case. Exuding sophistication and…

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Charisma: Using & Abusing Personal Power

One subtext of the eruption of sexual exploitation of women by men of power is the misconstrued dynamic of charisma. This common term is often used about someone with a hard to describe quality of appeal. We are drawn to charismatic individuals, captivated by them. The Greek origin of the term is “divine favor,” implying…

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Who’s Next?

Do you feel that tremor? A rumble strong enough to register on a seismometer? That’s the collective shudder of men recalling “that incident” from years ago. They are memories brought back into focus hearing those words “me too!” They come back like an eerie echo from a canyon call. And for everyone already outed, how…

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Life Distressed; Life defended

The Paul Simon hit American Tune was a moving account of immigrants to America. The lyrics are brilliant and searing and come forward to speak to Americans today. Our dilemmas of anxiety and depression have a grip on us. We react like all human beings do with a variety of ways to defend ourselves from…

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Gone Fishing: Zen where you Can

For the past three years I have been talking about and practicing mindfulness and meditation. Sally and I both practice transcendental meditation every morning and evening for 20 minutes each time. We are both as busy as can be in our life and work and it’s been amazing how naturally we have been able to…

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Too Many Jobs!

Greetings to anyone out there who either knows or suspect that you have Attention Deficit problems – even if you don’t know it’s the full blown disorder! I certainly cope with this challenge. It affects me in a lot of small ways that are typical of the problem. Routine sensory stimulus always draws my attention.…

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