This career-oriented blog—published biweekly on Wednesdays—looks at the positive and sometimes ironic sides of a kaleidoscopic range of workplace and life issues, from education and employment to discipline and discord.

March 13, 2019

In Measure for Measure, Shakespeare makes clear that "our doubts are traitors, and make us

lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." Over four hundred years later, these measured words are as relevant as ever. Must indecision continue to rule the centuries like some perverse King Henry loop?

After President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in a way that was initially presented as decisive action, its gestation and su...

October 24, 2018

Is your spiritual life all that it could be? Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” 

Have you or one of your friends been diagnosed with AIDS? Springsteen’s “Philadelphia”

Have you lost a parent? McCartney’s “Let It Be”

Are you the child of divorced parents? Papa Roach’s “Broken Home”

Do you have financial problems? AC/DC’s “Down Payment Blues”

Do you feel an oppressive sense of loneliness? Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Every one of us must confro...

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