dread & hope

on doing what we can do, and rescue Photo by Doug Morris on Unsplash I'm approaching this election with a mix of dread and hope. Dread includes the global question

Director’s Cut: Let My Love Open The Door

Bring out the best in people by spotting the best in them Photo by Yasin Yusuf on Unsplash Q: You wrote to Ordinary last week about how “nothing compares to you.” How she need not

Nothing Compares To You

When you compare, you aren’t noticing what only you have to contribute Photo by Pepe Reyes on Unsplash Q:  I’ve been following your work for a long time, and I’m going to tell

Stand In the Place You Live

When we lack clarity of purpose, we miss out on everything Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Q: I came across your column and appreciate the advice you’re doling out. But, I don’t

Driven To Tears

How we spend the fruits of our labor sows seeds for how we work Photo by Kyle Reed on Unsplash Q: I am considering buying a Tesla even though I read enough to

Why We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For

If we look by ourselves, for ourselves alone, we miss the point.  Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I was re-reading some essays by Toni Morrison recently. One starts, “I accepted this invitation to speak

Killing Me Softly

When credit for an idea is stolen, more is lost than meets the eye Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash Q: So here's the deal: I came up with an idea for a

Director’s Cut: Under Pressure?

Pressure creates diamonds, but you work with people, not rocks Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Q: Last week you addressed a question from “Don’t Know”.  Her colleague was asking her