Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Passion

This evening was spent 
With dearest friends that I love 
Training: my passion 

This Evening's Haiku

 

 Evening passes by 
Night's seduction soothes my heart 
 Dreams awakening

Monday, June 19, 2017

Learn About An Indian-American Couple Who Adopted White Children


This article, over at Huffington Post, provides a different look at race in America.

We’re Indian-American With Adopted White Children And Here’s What People Ask Us

A lovely, gentle piece exploring a mother's love for her children, both from birth and from adoption. I particularly enjoy the voice she adopted.

Some great lines in there. My favorite: "The hyphen will define us more than the terms themselves...", which tells a big part of the story about race in the United States right now.

I doubt Ms. Iyer thought much about the social experiment she would be opening up. I expect, simply, that she and her husband followed their hearts and opened their homes.

She opened my mind with her writing. I hope the same for you.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Power Of The Simple “Thank You”

I pride myself on thanking people. I see this as basic. Time and time again, though, I hear how rarely it happens.
Really, one of the most basic elements of community building: acknowledging each other. An element of “namaste”, of seeing each other at a deep level, of valuing each other. Appreciating everyone’s unique gifts and contributions.
So often, in the comms world, we focus on solving some problem. Once the solution gets executed, off to the next thing. All the work teams put into the resolution vanishes into vapor.
Perhaps the easiest action to take, and one that reaps rewards in terms of connection, yet so often forgotten.
Want to stand out as a communicator? Well, remember the “thanks”.
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Friday, June 09, 2017

The Tenors - Who Wants To Live Forever ft. Lindsey Stirling





I loved this song by Queen, as part of the original Highlander movie. Add The Tenors with Lindsey Stirling and we get brilliance.



The intro gives a Phantom of the Opera dramatic vibe, and the 18th century styling delight me deeply.



So, happy Friday and enjoy this musical treat.