A Modern Parable

A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (Ford) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won

Realities and Peace in the Middle East

I know it’s not popular idea, but Victor Sharpe recently published an editorial that expresses some of the realities that I’ve been saying for years: World leaders fail to understand the Muslim mindset. Israeli leaders, who of all people should know better,

Reducing the Cost of College Education

For those of you that regularly read my blog, you’re probably aware of my consternation with the cost/value of a college education.  You can read previous postings here and here…   An interesting article in Washington Monthly provides additional insights into

Blind Airline Pilots

On a busy Friday afternoon, while the passengers are patiently waiting for their flight to begin, two men dressed in Pilots’ uniforms walk up the aisle. Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other