One of the routes I walk through my neighborhood takes me past a large pigeons’ roost. The pigeons and I have an agreement of sorts: I will walk slowly so as not to scare them as they pick at whatever they’re picking at on the ground. …

And it’s not just that we can do anything we put our minds to.

You’ve undoubtedly witnessed the plethora of books, articles, movies, interviews, and TV programming in the recent weeks, all attempting to acknowledge and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Most treatments of the Apollo…

“Earthrise” — NASA

“The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” — William Faulkner

  • A seemingly endless war on foreign soil
  • Political upheaval and extreme partisan division
  • Protests by athletes during the playing of the National Anthem
  • Racial, ethnic, and gender inequality and strife
  • Demonstrations in the streets
  • Conflict with Russia

As U.S. News and World Reports concluded, those events and others signaled that…

Jeff Ikler

Personal career & leadership coach, fly fisher, space nut, writer, teacher - a river runs through it

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