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"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)

 

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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Finding Joy During Difficult Times

By Peter Walzer |

Things Should Not Be This Way Richard Rohr, an author, Franciscan Friar, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) related the following story in one of his daily meditations: According to a Buddhist legend, there once was a woman who sought out the Buddha after losing her…

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The White Coat Theorem

By Peter Walzer |

I still remember that afternoon in 2002 very clearly. It is one of those deep images that I have interspersed in my otherwise patchy overall memory. I was in Fort Wayne, Indiana meeting with my key client team member, and she had just presented her initial findings and recommendations to…

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A Life Map

By Peter Walzer |

Here it is the first Monday of this new decade. Hard to believe. For us overly analytical types, this is a time to start measuring where we are at, and this time the results (you guessed it) do not really measure up. With this in mind, and with the help…

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