Trust or Control?

Trust or Control?

A recent New York Times  article titled, “The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score” describes how companies are monitoring their employees—counting keystrokes, measuring time taken for bathroom breaks and more. It describes radiologists who see scoreboards charting...
Reawakening the Human Spirit

Reawakening the Human Spirit

Over the last three years, I have noticed a precipitous decline in the level of personal inspiration among those with whom I work or socialize. Many people have lost their inspiration altogether, replacing it with an unhealthy sense of helplessness. Pandemics,...
Old Wine in New Bottles

Old Wine in New Bottles

As I scan the New York Times list of non-fiction bestsellers, I lament that I cannot find anything new, nothing that has not already been written or said before, nothing that causes me to throw open the window and shout, “Aha!” to the world. There are some exceptions...
Hyperbole and the Language of War

Hyperbole and the Language of War

“My back is killing me!” Why do we use the language of war to make a point? I have been studying this for years and I think I have discovered a (possibly Freudian) explanation. There is a word for a statement like this. It is called hyperbole, which the dictionary...
Are we Preparing our Youth for Life?

Are we Preparing our Youth for Life?

The Program for International Student Assessment tests 15-year-old students around the world and is administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2018, when the test was last administered, the U.S. placed 11th out of seventy-nine...