Archive for May 2013

Til Faith Do Us Part

We often explore the theme on this blog that things are seldom black and white. Any given social phenomenon can have upsides and downsides -- something often lost in the soundbites that tend to dominate debate. In her newest book, ‘Til Faith Do Us Part, journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores this idea through the lens of interfaith marriage. Interfaith… read more »

The parent card: Is this really an issue?

In any given organization, some people are slackers. Others, perhaps, work hard, but don’t care about working visibly hard. Some people are more efficient than others. Some absorb interesting ideas about work, such as that it’s unprofessional to be seen walking out of the office in the middle of the day with a gym bag. These people then project these opi… read more »

Success at Work Challenge Week 5: Practice, practice, practice

I’m trying to achieve success at work, and you can too! For the next 3 weeks, I’ll be running a #SuccessAtWork challenge on this blog. Each week’s challenge will follow one of the 7 disciplines I highlight in my new ebook, What the Most Successful People Do at Work. If you’re participating, please let me know in the comments, or on Twitter. As I wrote at I… read more »

All the Money in the World: What the happiest people know about wealth

This was an expensive Memorial Day weekend, given that we stayed in town. But all in all, I think it was money well spent. The biggest expenditure was a Friday night trip to REI. We’d been thinking about buying bikes for a while. We’ve rented bikes and a Burley (2-kid buggy) numerous times near the Lehigh Gorge State Park and at the Valley Forge National Park… read more »

Friday links: My budding thespian

Yesterday afternoon, my son's kindergarten class put on a play called "Life Cycles." He was the gardener, and wore his little overalls and straw hat (and kid gardening gloves) to school. We all tromped into the auditorium at 2 p.m. to see him perform. The auditorium at the local elementary school was pretty packed -- they had other classes come see the kinderg… read more »