I've Got a Tip for You (Newsletter 074)
Tipping in America requires just a few ingredients: a transaction involving at least two individuals and money changing hands, including electronically.
The Scorecard One Year On – Is Anyone Winning? (Newsletter 071)
We can turn America's score around if we want. But first we have to accept that no one else is coming to do it for us.
Looking On the Bright Side (Newsletter 070)
The more you are willing to look honestly at the ugliness in modern life, the more vital it is you add optimism to your mix.
The Downside to Academic Life in the United States
I can either go along and not make waves, or I can be an interesting and honest teacher who challenges students to think and learn. I'm not at all sure I can do both.
Slouching Towards Catastrophe (Newsletter 069)
Without deprivation, plenty goes unremarked. Without hardship and suffering, ease is little regarded.
How Will America Decline?
A history of success in almost any endeavor does not guarantee success forever. In fact, it would be foolish to assume so.
How Valuable is Consistency? (Newsletter 068)
It takes discipline and conviction to stay true to a slow but steady course. Particularly when you're regularly confronted with examples of instant success.
Jump Right In, The Water's Fine (Newsletter 067)
With age comes a certain acceptance, if not wisdom. Because you have seen more, you take the daily outrages less personally. It's not about you, the world is just unfair sometimes.
In Strangers' Living Rooms
Every time I fly, the distance I contemplate driving to avoid flying goes up.
When Leadership Fails (Newsletter 064)
There are many reasons to believe that people are the same everywhere with similar hopes and dreams. We just want to be left alone to live our lives in peace.