Moving from Nostalgia to Possibility

"Can you imagine a world without institution x?" This question often pulls at the heartstrings of those committed to a particular status quo. It's is a question intended to conjure up nostalgia and/or fear...to rally a base of people who want to see a given school or organization go on doing whatever it's doing even …

Think Differently…Think Deeply

We need to learn to think around corners. We need to be diligent to avoid what is commonly referred to as the "sucker's choice." The problems we face are seldom "this or that." We aren't hemmed in that tightly, nor are the problems we face that neatly packaged. We need to learn to look at …

Why I Probably Won’t Make a New Year’s Resolution (but I Will Make Resolutions in the New Year)

As we close in on 2019, the expected buzz about New Year's resolutions has come and, over the next few days, will have gone. I don't really have any problem with resolutions. As an aspirational exercise, I'm sure that it has some value. Maybe some people even follow through and keep their resolutions. That's not …

It’s on me?

Never Back Down is a reincarnation of the Karate Kid (I'm thinking the original Ralph Macchio/Pat Morita classic rather than the Jaden Smith/Jackie Chan reboot) substituting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Karate. The film features an angry young kid (Jake) who moves to a new town and bonds with a local MMA coach (Roqua) after …