Monday Morning Mojo

  • April 24, 2017

Acorns Become Great Oaks

I was talking with my son last week and reviewing some of his accomplishments in his freshman year of college. I could see some things that were invisible to him, …

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  • April 17, 2017

Core Questions

If you are like me, you find that certain questions raise anxiety. I call these Core Questions. They raise issues that are at the core of my life.  When they …

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  • April 10, 2017

Off the Grid

Every 3 months or so I and my wife, the lovely and incomparable Laura Baron, go on a special trip together, just the two of us. The purpose is to …

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  • April 3, 2017

Dancing Like a Child

What makes your heart jump? Where do you turn for a jolt of fun? Consider it’s more than a lark. It’s a clue to your passion. And passion is truly …

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  • March 27, 2017

Filling Up Your Tank

Nothing is certain, though we like to pretend it is so. There are some things we count on: the sun coming up tomorrow, our loved ones support, our own abilities. …

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  • March 20, 2017

Mindful Focus

Mindful meditation and the practice of mindfulness: bringing the attention back over and over to the same thought, image or sensation as a way of practicing one-pointed attentiveness. Through rigorous …

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  • March 13, 2017

When Love Talks, Write It Down

When I was in college, I had a saying, “When love talks, write it down.” I have long believed that love is the center and source of the universe, so …

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  • March 6, 2017


I did a presentation for the Landscape Architecture Foundation ( on Friday morning. Think of landscape architecture as any human designed aspect of our environment, from parks that are designed …

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  • February 27, 2017

Harnessing Adversity

Being a part of my Visionary CEO Community is a team of thinkers all aspiring towards growth and success. As the leader of the community, I facilitate thinktank-like environments designed …

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  • February 20, 2017

Going Home

Saturday I arrived in Austin, Texas, to speak at the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives annual CEO meeting this very Monday morning. I am very glad to be …

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