Maybe Violence Has a Future? Read This Book Before You Decide

Maybe you never thought violence had a future.  It’s been drilled into us since we were very young that violence was awful, even immoral or unethical.  We saw role modeling of famous non-violent demonstrations from the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and throughout history, many passive rather than aggressive reactions to perceived unfavorable change. However,… Read More Maybe Violence Has a Future? Read This Book Before You Decide

“The Rule of Seventeen” – If you Want to Get Your Message Across & Accepted, Repeat, and Repeat and…..

Every semester, I go over the masterpiece I Have a Dream in great detail.  I give each student a copy of the text of Dr. King’s speech, and then together we circle key phrases all the way through to the end.  One obvioius characteristic of the speech just jumps out at every student – he… Read More “The Rule of Seventeen” – If you Want to Get Your Message Across & Accepted, Repeat, and Repeat and…..

How Do We Treat Our Workers? – The Issue To Remember On This Anniversary Of Dr. King’s Death

Like magic, my trash is whisked away week after week.  It is picked up from behind our house, in the alley.  I have seen the men who pick it up only rarely, but I am glad to wave and nod my thanks.  They do wonderful work.  Hard, physical work. In Memphis in 1968, if you… Read More How Do We Treat Our Workers? – The Issue To Remember On This Anniversary Of Dr. King’s Death

“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” – Words to Remember for this and every July 4

(Just a short list – we could add so many, many more) “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775 We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16,… Read More “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” – Words to Remember for this and every July 4

Martin Luther King and John Gardner on the Nobility of Work

It’s not often that I write an entire post based on part of one of Bob’s.  But this one prompted a lot of thinking that I feel the need to share…  It is in his interview with Chip Conley.  Here’s the excerpt: Morris: How specifically has Maslow influenced your own thinking about JVH’s employees? Conley: One… Read More Martin Luther King and John Gardner on the Nobility of Work

A Set of PowerPoint Slides is NOT a “presentation” – a rant

It drives me crazy. People refer to a set of PowerPoint slides as “a presentation.”  “Can you send me your presentation?” people will ask. Are they crazy?! A presentation is – you know – a person presenting a speech, a talk…, standing up or sitting down and opening his/her mouth and speaking.  You know –… Read More A Set of PowerPoint Slides is NOT a “presentation” – a rant

the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson called out, “Tell them about your dream, Martin! Tell them about the dream!” ——————- Words from Dr. King: Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality …” Let us… Read More the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice — Martin Luther King, Jr.