Archive for 2017

Out of the mouths of babes sometimes come very wise statements. I think we should listen more to these golden nuggets when they occur. We adults just might learn something of value.   One such pearl of wisdom came from a young girl scout. Her story was on the CBS evening segment “On the Road” by Steve Hartman which aired here in Phoenix on February 17, 2017. 11-year-old Charlotte McCourt wrote a letter to a customer stating that “the Girl Scout Organization can sometimes use false advertising.” Uh-oh, our adult minds might be screaming – she’s making the organization look bad!!! “Not good”, to coin a phrase….!   She was not intentionally trying to harm the Girl Scouts. Instead, she →

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In starting my research for this blog post I found a USA Today headline reading “Trump delivers the death blow to ethics.”  Well That’s an Understatement!  Presidential advisers pitching products, releasing fake news, accepting positions for which they have no qualifications or experience, fighting with federal judges, name calling, dismantling laws without considering consequences, brushing off conflicts of interest as irrelevant… Have I missed any???! If this isn’t the death of ethics I don’t know what is.

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“If money is big enough, why not?” was the response to a 60-minutes investigator who asked Stefano Varjas, an inventor from Budapest, Hungary, about whether he would sell his invention, a motorized bicycle accessory, to clients who intended to cheat in bike races.  (Click here for the segment entitled “Enhancing the Bike” aired 1/29/17.)   The investigator was specifically talking about racers of the Tour de France. And while Varjas would not say if he directly sold the motor to athletes directly, he said cannot say what his clients do with his motor.  He also said he knew racers had used it and he participated in investigations of athletes in both the Tour de France and the Olympics. According to →

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As we usher in a new leader, I am compelled to write this article.  It is just bubbling out of me, because I have been witness to a change in our environment where ethics and accountability are taking a back seat to fear and anger and hate. How did this happen, and how do we release the pressure building up? I have visions of the future, and they sometimes include people curled up in little balls, afraid to speak up for fear of being attacked.  In other visions, the future is positive – a change of the guard and a new way of doing things is good.  The thing is, I am puzzled by the lack of accountability people are →

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