Posts Dated Archive: April 2014

Civility in Universities

A national problem? Judging from the number of universities that have active programs aimed at encouraging civility on campus, there must be a national problem. Search Google. You may be surprised at how many… Read More

Lessons learned in the garden

Every now and then, I have one of those moments that people who garden experience. Suddenly, I discover that I absolutely detest some aspect of the garden. Yesterday afternoon, after a full day in the office, I got out the pruning shears and started cutting away errant branches on several very dull bushes on our property. Read More


This time of year, there’s a daily drumbeat of sports news, and it makes me think about teamwork, and how important it is, not just in sports. Many people have spoken and written about teamwork. Here’s just a sample. Read More