The Daily Drivel Has Moved!

After months of hanging out on my professional website, The Daily Drivel has moved out. I have given it a new home at Also, I’ve moved all of the previous posts from The Daily Drivel to that site. Please check it out and be sure to sign up to follow The Daily Drivel in … Read more

A Conversation: Community Change in the Midst of a Pandemic

Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, based in Waterloo, Ontario. I met Liz several years ago at the first collective impact “Champions for Change” event in Cincinnati. Since that time I have had the opportunity to get to know Liz, work with her, and even do some writing with her. In the … Read more

On Working More Productively from Home

Where do you work most productively? In the office? At home? At your local coffee shop? In a crowd? There was a time when I was most productive amid a crowd. Sometimes I would go to a busy mall, sit down on a bench or in a chair, open my laptop, and go to work. … Read more

The Leaf Painters’ Sister

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:06 — 23.7MB)Subscribe to Hear New Stories RSS | MoreIn 2018 I started the Just 1 Story podcast. Each person has a story they tell which helps them more clearly understand who they are, where they come from, and where they are going on their journey of … Read more

The Pay-It-Forward Mentor

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:56 — 21.4MB)Subscribe to Hear New Stories RSS | MoreHere is the second Just 1 Story Redux from 2018. As explained in my previous post, I started Just 1 Story in 2018 but had to suspend it to resolve hosting, insurance, and time issues. I’m thinking the … Read more

Trauma & Organizational Culture

Today is Monday, June 29, 2020 and Hug Holiday Day. This day is designed to encourage people to give hugs to others who need them. It was obviously created before the COVID-19 pandemic. Hugs are great, but not for now. Save the real hug for after we get through the pandemic. Instead, mark the day … Read more

Lower Your Guard?

Fighting is the easy way out. It saves us from the humility of seeking forgiveness. It saves us from accepting any responsibility. It saves us from the modesty required of accountability and reconciliation. It saves us from the difficult, bruising work of finding a way forward together despite our differences. Isn’t it time to lower our guard?

Christmas Eve at Aldi

December 24, 2018. Last minute errands on Christmas Eve are a holiday tradition in our home. Usually the last mad dash to the grocery is quite uneventful. Not so today.

A Meditation on Seeing the Good

This week I had the privilege and honor of representing our faith community, Sandy Spring Friends Meeting, at an interfaith Unity Service of Giving Thanks in Olney, Maryland. The following is the brief meditation I shared on behalf of our Quaker community. I hope you enjoy it and find it uplifting for this holiday season: … Read more

A Word to the Wise & a Caution to Fools

Lao-Tzu, in his ancient wisdom, describes the kind of leaders we want to follow.

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