Stone Soup

Do you remember the story of stone soup? There are many variations on the plot, but the main idea goes something like this: A traveler stops for the evening at a village.  When the villagers are unable (or unwilling) to offer… Read More

Lessons learned for the road ahead

I attended a college commencement recently and sat through the usual round of graduation speeches, mostly a garden variety of idealistic “carpe diem!” and “full-speed-ahead!” charges to the new graduates. When I graduated from college many years ago,… Read More