Give, Give and Give Some More

COLLEGE PARK, MD – It’s nice to be back in the swing of things after our recent Fundraising Dinner. I’d like to extend my gratitude to all of you, our supporters, for showing such an outpour of generosity just a few short weeks ago. As I contemplated on that outpour of giving, for which weContinue reading “Give, Give and Give Some More”

It is Quite Exhilarating

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Living deliberately – to deliberate over our condition, form conclusions, and make decisions based on those conclusions – should be a goal for all of us.   It’s the difference between being our own person and being someone else’s. We’ve touched on one of the impediments to living deliberately before – not being able toContinue reading “It is Quite Exhilarating”

How Hospitality Improved the World

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Our Prophet, peace upon him, was sent to Arabs. Talk about a privilege. I don’t believe he, peace upon him, was sent to Arabs for no reason. Perhaps one wisdom for why he, peace upon him, was sent to that group of people was due to the societal value placed on hospitality. SweetContinue reading “How Hospitality Improved the World”

Eventually, We Come Around

COLLEGE PARK, MD –   Privilege-sharing is back on the docket this morning. The most common reaction to those that attempt to share their privilege is rejection. Sharing privilege is work – for the giver and the recipient. As we all know, once work is required most of us will attempt to skirt it. If we wereContinue reading “Eventually, We Come Around”

A Lot Better Than Car Sharing

COLLEGE PARK, MD – A belated Happy Eid of Sacrifice to all our dear readers. I hope it was a joyous time for everyone and a time of reflection on what the holiday signifies. I find there to be a poignant nexus between sacrifice and the topic of privilege-sharing we discussed last week. Sharing privilegeContinue reading “A Lot Better Than Car Sharing”

We Don't Do Big Things

COLLEGE PARK, MD – We’ve been discussing various topics related to execution and succession lately. Realizing these two aspects of an effective, improved life entails a great maxim we tend to ignore: we don’t do big things; big things happen. The follow-up maxim to complete the former is that small things don’t happen; we have to do them. Yin and yang   Most ofContinue reading “We Don't Do Big Things”