After reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, I have a clear picture of the magnitude of this work, and the challenge it must have been to make this argument when so many explained the existence of so many species on Earth as part of a ‘plan of creation’. It’s well worth reading if you have any interest in biology.
I’ve been searching for meaning in my life, and this has led me to a pursuit of my purpose. I found in reading and studying about Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics that the secret to a happy life may be a life of virtue. This post thinks through Aristotle’s logic to get me to some clarity about how I lead a happy life.
After reading The Black Calhouns I wanted to list all the violations of Constitutional rights that have been brought upon blacks since the end of the Civil War. My list ends around the approval of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, but blacks continue to experience racist behavior, lynchings, police killings, etc. I want to communicate why we must act to make amends and give restitution.
This is a review of a lecture about Rousseau by Jonathan Steinberg from his Great Courses Series ‘European History and European Lives: 1715-1914, Rousseau was a key figure in the expression of the modern enlightened man, who influenced both the American and French Revolutions and other key thinkers of the Enlightenment.
Come on, do they really think that humans can stop the development of technology? Energy, climate, genetics, social media, all are going to change. We should be instead working toward an agreement about policies that will be put in place on an international scale, to make these technologies benefit the further development of the human species and the world we live on in a way that can be maintained through mechanisms that ensure accountability.
This year has been unprecedented. It’s been 1918, 1929, and 1968 all wrapped into one. The health, economic, and racial justice crises have taken a physical, emotional, and mental toll on all of us.
In this 2-hour interactive learning session, you will get strategies for building resilience in yourself and those around you. You’ll receive actionable tools to help you and those you lead:
• Increase well-being
• Sustain Energy
• Maintain mental focus
• Stay productive
I thought it would be interesting to learn a little about the history of the land of my paternal ancestors, Sicily. For my first reading I picked a book called Sicily: The History and Legacy of the Mediterranean’s Most Famous Island by Charles River Editors. In this blog I write about the various important points in Sicilian history from 3.3 million years ago through early settlement to Ancient Greek and Roman times, and through changes from Arab to Norman to German to Spaniard to Angevin to Bourbon to Italian unification and finally to the development of the mafia. Showing the connection to migration that occurred mostly in the late 19th century.
Our first session for our third season is about how to live your mission in a leadership role. Join us on Thursday September 10th at 7 PM for this experience.
Just a few readings and activities I have been pursuing recently. I may have more to write about these in future posts.
The third year syllabus for the Community Leadership Development Program 2020-2021 Season is now available.