Opportunities to connect, to respect, to cooperate, every day

It is quite wonderful to live by the ocean near a shipping channel and observe the various workhorses of the world’s seas sail on by. Slowly, methodically, impressively, powerfully, and safely. So I was fascinated further to watch two such ships pass each other, and witness the care they both deployed to transition without incident. … Read more Opportunities to connect, to respect, to cooperate, every day

Flowers and engagement, gratitude even, in times of horror

I observe from afar the horror of another senseless murder of a young woman in Melbourne, she an international student there and in the prime of her joyful life. The sorrow for her family must seem irreconcilable. But still her father travelled to this far flung country, to collect his daughter in the most grave … Read more Flowers and engagement, gratitude even, in times of horror

A safer future contingent on critical thinking now

In this era of instant gratification and supposed connectivity, it is possible to assert that we have never been so advanced in terms of privilege and opportunity, at least in those countries that respect universal human rights. Meantime, while simultaneously many of our planet’s inhabitants (all living beings and flora, marine life, etc) face numerous … Read more A safer future contingent on critical thinking now

We lose our way when our leaders represent divergence

In our countries, communities and workplaces, we do benefit and gain strength and sustainability when our leaders are committed to unity, being representative of the greater good and being mindful in their actions so that universal values and social norms are fostered and prevailing. However, too many of our leaders are not representative of the … Read more We lose our way when our leaders represent divergence