The GlobeBlog

"You realize the sun doesn't go down

It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round"

(excerpt from Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips)

 

Relationships are Paramount

By Peter Walzer |

Like many people in this age of COVID-19, I am grasping at things in these final days of 2020 to try and determine what is coming next after what we could call the Lost Year. And it really is not clear that we know what is coming next. Meanwhile, I…

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When Things Fall Apart

By Peter Walzer |

      When my father used to put my young sister to bed for the night – she must not have been older than four or five, at the time – she would wail and cry. She just didn’t want the day to be over. My father’s response to…

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The Fire This Time — Continued

By Peter Walzer |

In the The Fire Next Time (Baldwin, James, Vintage International, NY, 1962), the African-American writer James Baldwin asks: “how can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live the way they say they do, or the way they say they…

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The Fire This Time

By Peter Walzer |

At 5:44 AM on a Monday morning, my son texted me from Redding, California: “Hey pops. Pray for us, please.” Another fire had started just over the ridge from where he and his family live, and he had just snapped the above picture from the road as he tried to…

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Frederick Taylor Strikes Again

By Peter Walzer |

    In Peter Cappelli’s September article Stop Overengineering People Management in Harvard Business Review, Mr. Cappelli reminds us that “the long march toward enlightened management is typically seen as beginning in the 1930s, when researchers and, more important, corporate leaders began to abandon the assumption that workers should be…

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What About A Sane Society?

By Peter Walzer |

    What does it mean to be living in a society that is sane? I know I am not the only one wondering and worrying about how much longer we can all sustain a society that is in a state very few would say resembles sanity. So, with this…

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Being

By Peter Walzer |

As we plug along during this pandemic, there will come a point where each one of us will struggle to see how exactly to live through this time. I don’t mean how to keep from getting sick or getting others sick (this should be rather obvious, even though the United…

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Sticking to Principles (Get up you’re not hurt)

By Peter Walzer |

I remember my wife, Amy, telling the story of her dad coaching her and her sisters in football (soccer to Americans, football to the rest of the world, because, you know, you use your feet). This was in the 1970’s before there was much knowledge of this other kind of…

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Keep Going

By Peter Walzer |

In the Closing chapter of Joseph Marshall’s Keep Going we overhear the conversation of an aging grandfather and his adult son: He reminded me often, as I remind you now; there is another Grandfather. Remember that in our language Grandfather also refers to the Great Power others call God. The…

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