Archive for December 2013

Always Carry An Umbrella in Singapore: Life Lessons from 2013

Always Carry An Umbrella in Singapore: Life Lessons from 2013
This year, I learned that it’s wise to always carry an umbrella in Singapore. It rains a lot; sometimes unexpectedly (unexpected at least to a North American midwesterner). Reflecting on the year past, I find a few other life lessons to carry into the year ahead. Join me. Type your email address in the box... Read more »

Patience, Virtue and the Chicago Skyline ... Is This Heaven?

Patience, Virtue and the Chicago Skyline ... Is This Heaven?
“Patience is a virtue”; one of the heavenly ones actually, together with kindness and diligence. … Which it seems to me you need both of if you’re really going to have patience. Here’s a story: Last week a friend told me about the Buddha learning patience. He was meditating and had sat under a tree... Read more »

The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda

The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda
Nelson Mandela may not have set foot in the Wisconsin Capitol building, but his spirit has infused its grand rotunda nonetheless. President Obama’s tribute to Mandela reminded me of the South Africa divestiture teach-ins I attended in the capitol rotunda in Madison in the early 1980′s. Obama’s first political act was a protest against apartheid.... Read more »
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