Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HOW DO YOU HAVE JOY AT WORK WHEN YOU HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS?

The recent collapse of a building in Bangladesh that housed a number of garment factories, and which resulted in the loss of life of over 1,100 people has horrified me. Entire families have been devastated at the altar of capitalism. Yes, they badly need the jobs, which is why so many of them went to […]

All hail door closers!

When someone closes the door on you, remember that they are still in the room from which you are now free. Today, thank all those who have closed the door in your face or behind you – they have kept you out of their own jail. You are now free to enter new spaces, to […]

Plenty-nine

How old is “plenty-nine”? A few days ago, my dear friend Debby celebrated her ninetieth birthday. Her party yesterday was one of those events where love abounded in infinite amounts and joy reigned gloriously. I felt blessed and honoured to be counted among the specially invited – nothing could have kept me away – I […]

Upset = Set Up

I love to play with words. Whenever I discover a new word, or contemplate an old one for a blog, I first head to the etymology of the word. I check the root which is often Latin and which I studied in high school. But sometimes I look at the word and break it apart […]

Organizational transformation – and Physics

I was totally lost in my Physics class in high school. I just could not understand it at all. I really thought that physics was about numbers (I was lost in Math as well – I thought that it too was only about numbers). I have since struggled with Math and Stats at university (took […]