Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Need for Vacation

As I vacation with my family on the island of Kauai, I reflect on the importance of vacation. I realize that these moments away from work have great importance in life. Too often we get caught up in the day-to-day and lose sight of the larger perspective. What are most important and memorable things that we do in our short lifetimes?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You Are What You Practice

Most of us take for granted that practice is essential for excellence in athletics and the performance arts. I find it odd that we don't devote the same amount of effort to develop interpersonal skills and behaviors such as leadership. I strongly believe that we need to practice anything at which we want to excel.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Restore the American Dream

Like most people, I am worried about the current economy and the fiscal burden that we are leaving to our children. I pray that we are not the last generation in America to be more prosperous than our parents. I have followed the ongoing debate about our fiscal problems and both options seem short-sighted to me. One party wants to add more stimulus through government spending. The other party wants to provide tax breaks to spur business spending. Both solutions are politically difficult because both would exacerbate the record debt load imposed upon our children. But even worse, both solutions are unlikely to cause any real long-term prosperity in America.