Archive for June, 2008

Fragment: Enlightenment

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The issue of enlightenment is less the question of how am I to be enlightened than it is the question of what happens when I am enlightened? How do I live in this world? How do I operate? How do I behave? Original writing date: June 16, 2008

Article of Interest: A Leader’s Way: First place is not an easy place to stay

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

A friend of mine sent this article along which she recently used to engage a leadership team on end of fiscal year financial performance. The thoughts are evergreen and are well worth a reminder to all of us involved in building and maintaining our enterprises. Enjoy the article. Original writing date: June 11, 2008 Article [...]


Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Everything around us has emerged from a few simple principles and a handful of elementary particles. Now we have an increasingly and gradually growing attribute—a Godlike capacity—called consciousness. And that cosmic complexity allows us to know more than ever before what we’re doing, appreciate everything around us, and choose each of our actions. Original writing [...]

Article of Interest: Good man, evil empire: Ronald Reagan made history 25 years ago in Orlando

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I read this special to the Orlando Sentinel written by Elliot S. Berke back in March of this year. I thought it was worth keeping and thinking about. As the debate has now been engaged between Senator John McCain and Senator Barrack Obama and, certainly as to international policy between the two political positions, I [...]

Life force

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

So, I’m thinking, as I check out this place which is a single’s haven, that there’s probably no temporal limit to the opportunities offered by places like this. Time moves on, with it, populations grow up, and there tends to be an endless supply of young things replacing the earlier young things that are now [...]

Fragment: Branding

Monday, June 16th, 2008

And so, for today’s lesson in “branding!” I have been buying increasingly healthier cereals for my three young ones. We restricted the amount of cereal for snacks, especially for my little daughter who just turned 5. Nonetheless, I relented last night and allowed her an opportunity to choose some cereals. As I was calling out [...]

Article of Interest: A War on (Time) Poverty

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Margot Knight, CEO of United Arts of Central Florida, recently wrote an article for Orlando Arts Magazine called “A War on (Time) Poverty.” She happened to mention it to me sometime before she got it written and I thought the theme, as well as the execution of it in the article, were definitely worth passing [...]

Speed Racer Review

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I’m attaching a copy of Joe Morgenstern’s review of Speed Racer. As I watched the previews of this movie, I felt, intuitively, the very same sentiment Joe expressed in his review. When Jordan, Jared and I had a chance to watch it, the response was even worse. At 13 and 9, they felt the movie [...]


Friday, June 6th, 2008

It’s my observation that when bands break up, the individuals are rarely, alone, able to recreate the magic or synergy they created when they produced original music as the band itself. Whether it’s the Beatles, which spawned four individual careers, or Simon and Garfunkel, which spawned two individual careers, or any number of others, the [...]

An old adage

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Dean Cage, 41 years old and serving 14 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 15-year old, was the 217th person to be exonerated in the nation based on subsequent DNA testing, according to the Innocence Project. Of course, that number pales in comparison to the amount of convictions which occur each and [...]