Who Is Accountable?

IS IT ENOUGH YET? Can we overcome our basest instincts and listen to our better angels? How sad that a good week for me, highlighted by an unlikely unanimous endorsement of CHARACTER COUNTS! by the Senate supported by a Presidential proclamation followed by an exhilarating 18 inning World Series game win makes my small joy and pride seem shallow an …

Hold Yourself More Accountable

Hold yourself more accountable. Awkowldege the wounds you’ve inflicted and the mistakes you’ve made and make amends. Make it easier for others to do the same. – Michael Josephson  


“An institution that holds itself accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody” – Thomas Paine (adapted)

OUTBREAK OF RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP. “All that is necessary to defeat evil is for good people to do something.”

Long ago Edmund Burke observed that “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” Passive acceptance of evil is a serious social disease but there is an antidote called “doing something” and a glimmer of hope that this anti-toxin is spreading, leading to a new aphorism: “All that is necessary to defeat evil …

OBSERVATION: Beware of emotional vampires.

Protect yourself from “emotional vampires,” people who suck you or the room dry of cheer or optimism.  Look out for workmates, family members, even friends who consistently bring you down or drain your energy with endless complaining or relentless criticism. Seek out the people who bring out the best in you and be sure that you are not someone else’s …