When I read Fabiola Santiago's Op-Ed piece on Publix https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article248817950.html?mc_cid=1ec6218bf3&mc_eid=b8eb60c724, I really wanted to just laugh it off as the latest nonsense that passes for writing these days. In the piece, she suggests a boycott of Publix Supermarkets for the political contribution of the founder's daughter to the rally on January 6. In addition, she … Continue reading Time to Cancel Cancel Culture?
A recurring theme in my life lately is the importance of letting go. From Marie Kon's Tidying Up book about organizing your living space via a surprisingly simple method to the more holistic approach of the Minimalists movement, it seems getting rid of stuff is the new key to happiness. Yoga instructors too are … Continue reading Leave it on the mat
Last year, while carpooling my eighth-grader and his friends after school, I listened to their conversation about the much debated Muslim ban. My son and his friend made comments about how "dumb and also unconstitutional" it was. Another friend argued the executive order was constitutional. He gave the following as his argument: "Imagine if someone … Continue reading The Power of Stories
I have no problem with authenticity. Really, I don't. I surround myself with some of the most honest (sometimes brutally) people around. I try to live as honestly as possible too. It's just that our social culture can often overuse a term to the point where it gets tossed around and "hashtagged" so much that … Continue reading Sometimes you just need to fake it
In his famous commencement speech, Steve Jobs urged the Stanford graduating class of '05 to look back in order to connect the dots that led to where they are. So in advising students who are on the precipice of their adult lives, it is ironic that one of the most forward thinking minds should remind them … Continue reading Connecting the Dots