Who Are We?

Roses are love, rabbits are fertility, but what are we? We get so caught up on the differences between us. These people are like this, those people are like that. But what if you look at us all together as one? What are we? What do WE symbolize? My teacher, Michael Moore, told a story. […]

general principles

Many years ago I was flipping through a magazine (I honestly can’t remember if it was a fashion magazine or Playboy or Parade or what) and there were short bios of a few women – a photo, a name, a hometown, some likes, some dislikes and a motto. I remember wondering how one comes to […]

worthy of respect: europe

An American friend was visiting Berlin last week and mentioned that he was having a hard time negotiating transactions, that his usual smiles and friendliness weren’t being rewarded the way they are in Austin. He was frustrated. He was confused. I explained my grand theory of respect and he moaned “Where can I read that? […]

showing respect: north and south

An American friend was visiting Berlin last week and mentioned that he was having a hard time negotiating transactions, that his usual smiles and friendliness weren’t being rewarded the way they are in Austin. He was frustrated. He was confused. I explained my grand theory of respect and he moaned “Where can I read that? […]