The word “empathy” became a topic for discussion last month when President Obama used it in the context of choosing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Souter.Â Specifically, the President said he wanted a Justice who “understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook; it is also about… Continue reading The View From Here? Pass the empathy, please!
Today would have been my mom’s 96th birthday. She passed away in May, a week after Mother’s Day,Â so it is really with this birthday that the circle of firsts begin. The first October 27th when we are not celebrating her birthday; the first Thanksgiving without her, the first Christmas without her and then the… Continue reading My Amazing Mother
AT&T announced layoff of 4600 workers yesterday. The article in today’s Wall Street noted that AT&T explained the layoff as mostly “white collar” jobs becauseÂ consumers are dropping their AT&TÂ landlines. They also announced that a similar number of new jobs would be created in more promising businesses such as wireless, television and broadband. AT&T… Continue reading AT&T: It Doesn’t Look Good, Girls.
Bob McCarty at Bob McCarty Writes sent me an email today thanking me for using his photos in my recent post about the tragic shooting in Kirkwood, MO and suggesting that since I was in marketing I might be interested in his photos of an Ameren UE billboard. As he notes on his blog, this… Continue reading How Many Different Ways Does This Say Disconnect?
Wishing a happy holiday to all! Love when you can Cry when you have to Be who you must That’s a part of the plan Await your arrival with simple survival And one day we’ll all understand One day we’ll all understand One day we’ll all understand Dan Folgelberg 1951-2007
The Wall Street Journal paints a picture of Blackberry addicted, "furtive thumb typing" parents hiding in closets to check their email while their resentful, ignored children track them down. They warn, "There is a new member of the family, and, like all new siblings, this one is getting a disproportionate amount of attention, resulting in… Continue reading Attention…Are Your Children Blackberry Orphans?
Inspired by a member of his congregation that used MySpace to attract listeners for his rock band, Rev. Patrick Gray, am Episcopal priest from Boston set up a MySpace profile, the Advent, to attract listeners to his sermons. His site includes reminders about service times as well as audio files of the choir. The graphics… Continue reading MyGrace: The Other Blog Evangelists
Dave Pollard writes in How to Save the World that "What people seek from others more than anything else, is attention and appreciation." He references an earlier post where he wrote, "It’s really all about attention, and paying attention. The attention we pay to others, and that others pay to us, defines us, far more… Continue reading Attention: Giving It and Getting It
Matt Gossage, the Head of MICDS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School) announced last week that he was leaving to head the Cannon School in Concord, N.C. My youngest son is in the seventh grade at MICDS and has been at MICDS since the first grade; my hope is that he will remain… Continue reading A Personal Note: Matt Gossage Leaves MICDS
It’s that time of year again….525,600 minutes to measure and another 525,600 minutes to resolve: New Year’s Resolution lists, the review of 2005’s list and the making of the 2006 list. Technorati is tracking resolutions by blog, by minute (looks like about a post per minute) and Dave Sifry’s Alerts explains how to tag them.… Continue reading Lies, Damn Lies, and Lists