For whatever you’re celebrating, or praying for, this weekend

A dear friend sent these quotations to me the other morning, and they made my day.  Spirituality is a complicated thing, but these words by the great Jewish mystic – who famously said that the opposite of good was not evil, but indifference – bring home to me the essence of being alive. The primaryContinue reading “For whatever you’re celebrating, or praying for, this weekend”

Fail Better – the joys of gentle and respectful leadership

My good friend Michel recently pointed to this article about the importance of allowing failure if you want kids to do better in school. In brief: researchers found that kids who were told that problems were difficult and failure was common did much better on subsequent tests than kids who were not given that explicitContinue reading “Fail Better – the joys of gentle and respectful leadership”