“The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.” ~ James Baldwin (1924-1987) Frank Zappa said, Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Let’s make places where the oddballs fit. And change the world.
I grew up in an ordinary, middle-class family in Iowa where I attended public schools. Through a stroke of fate, I was critically injured in a head-on collision in my 20s and received insurance money that allowed me to attend the Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. My fellow classmates were very different from [ Read more … ]
It takes courage to follow a creative path. It takes fortitude to go against the norm and follow an inner call. It takes resourcefulness to reassure parents and well-meaning friends & colleagues that you’re not crazy or out of your mind. But when we follow the nudges that don’t make any sense, that’s when whole [ Read more … ]
Giving a quick shout-out to my book GETTING MESSY: A Guide to Taking Risks & Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches & Mentors. Check it out at online retailers or your local bookstore. Thanks! 🙂
Keeping your form when you teach, coach, facilitate, or lead. Whenever we work with other humans, we’re working with the unknown. We can never know what’s going to be thrown at us. What can we do in the face of the unknown? We can keep our form. Long-distance runners reach a point before the finish [ Read more … ]