Why you must keep a positive outlook

In my experience, you’ve got to keep a positive outlook, or you’ll lose everything you’re working for. Motivational speakers = snake oil salesmen, right? We’ve all scrolled down on Facebook and seen the great speeches, the infographics, and the emotional appeals that accompany everyday social media. Most people share articles without actually reading them themselves, research has […]

Popular posts of 2016

I have not written as much this year as I did in 2015, but I thought I’d end the year by revisiting the most popular posts of 2016. Enjoy! I belong here. This was written after a visit to the hospital where someone made a well-intended but ill-timed remark about speaking the local language. The most important […]

Looking at Aleppo

After watching perhaps the third news report about the former producer of the reality TV show The Apprentice and his role in the upcoming inauguration of the President-elect, I was gripped this morning by the urgency of the current situation in the city of Aleppo, Syria — or, rather, what remains of that once-great city — and […]