Category Archives: Ethics

Ripped Off By Home Depot’s Plumbing Contractor!


Our biggest surprise on Mother’s Day came when we heard water running after our morning shower. Following the sound of running water led us out the garage, where water was coming out from the bottom of our water heater, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Tough Times


No question, these are difficult times for all of us, as well as our fellow travelers on Spaceship Earth. Clearly, none of our politicians or pundits have an answer guaranteed to fix what ails us. Perhaps it is at moments … Continue reading

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How Do You Justify Your Life?


When I was considerably younger, I had a circle of friends who would get together once a month, and discuss items relevant to our lives at the time. Each meeting would start off with a question – “How do you … Continue reading

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Afterlife


Sometimes, when the winds are blowing through the pines, the full moon lights up the hills with its spotlight glow, I hear the owl calling from the trees, and know someday he’ll be calling my name, and I’ll have no … Continue reading

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Five Life Lessons


A number of years ago, a very good friend sent me the following five stories, illustrating important life lessons. It was, and remains today, one of the best and most cherished gifts I have received. You may already heard a … Continue reading

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Setting An Example


The stories I’ve posted below some of you may have seen or heard before. I know I have, and shared it with friends a number of times in the past. It recently came back to me, and I felt, given … Continue reading

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Keeping a Moral Compass


When I was in business school getting my MBA, the only course in which I received less than the top grade was one called “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution” because I took a position that there are some issues of principle … Continue reading

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