New reflections

If you are interested in Michael’s most recent reactions and reflections on the ethical dimension of current political events see MJ’s Personal Reflections.   –

Jim Rohn

The challenge of leadership is to be strong,

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; & have humor but without folly.  – Jim Rohn

True Patriotism

      “True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.” – Eleanor Roosevelt            

COMMENTARY: Doctoring With a Heart

When you visit a medical specialist, an emergency room, or a patient in the hospital, are you ever struck by a sense that many doctors are so focused on the scientific aspects of diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury that they ignore, maybe even become annoyed by, things like pain, fear, or anxiety? In her book Medicine as Ministry, …

MLK National Day of Service

The significance of your life is enlarged by your service to others. Play a role and encourage your family and friends to

Ethics are about ought

Ethics are about the ought, not the is. Ethics are not about the way things are, but about the way they should be. – Michael Josephson.  – Ethics are

Leadership empowers

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu.  – Real leaders


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln —  America is great because