The Importance of Story

“Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” ~ Helen Keller “Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is alwaysContinue reading “The Importance of Story”

Deep Listening

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” ~ Bryant H. McGill “The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.” ~ James Cash Penney “Efforts to develop critical thinking falter in practice because too many professorsContinue reading “Deep Listening”

What’s in a Word?

“The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.” – Albert Einstein “We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.” – Janis Ian “If man understood that ‘what I create has nothing to do with what anybody else is creating’ then he wouldn’t beContinue reading “What’s in a Word?”