Creating

  • It’s Nothing Personal. It’s Just Business.

    January 10, 2016

    Otto Berman was, by all accounts, a brilliant mathematician. His early work as an accountant catapulted him to unprecedented...

  • You Can’t Ride Two Bikes

    July 13, 2015

    My favorite image of Charlotte is Tryon Street during the 2012 Democratic National Convention at CarolinaFest, the public celebration that...

  • The Sociopath at the Top

    November 7, 2014

    Some salacious news hit my hometown a few days ago. Our relatively new and presumably high-performing public school superintendent...

  • What is It That You Think You Know?

    June 18, 2014

    Some years ago, we had the bright idea of having an elephant on hand for a ribbon cutting. Along...

  • Throw Back Thursday

    May 28, 2014

    When I was in high school, I hung out with a group of guys, all a bit older than...

  • Choose to See Magic

    May 20, 2014

    Whenever I’m on a roll (existentially at least), I find pennies. I’m not talking about a sporadic coin here...

  • What an Orca Can Tell You About Leaving Your Job

    March 17, 2014

    I’ve been writing for some time about living in the “alternate universe–” meaning, life on the surface at work...

  • Employee Appreciation Day

    March 5, 2014

    I used to have employees of the two-legged variety–and many of them remain good friends to this day. Nowadays,...

  • Creating Space to Think

    February 22, 2014

    I’ve been thinking about thinking lately. Mostly, that we don’t cultivate the time to do it anymore. I used...

  • The Easiest Valentine You’ll Ever Send

    February 13, 2014

    It’s upon us—that annual event that sends us in panic to the store, wondering how we’ll survive it all....