Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Unhealthy Conflict

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

John Adams discouraged it early on: There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. George […]

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Eyes Opened

Monday, September 25th, 2017

1966. Fort Worth. Age six. Back then, a black woman named Geneva would ride the bus each week from – as she said – “the other part of town” and clean our home. She was always nice to me and I really loved her. “Geneva,” I said, “Know where I got this?” as I showed […]

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Deja Vu

Friday, August 25th, 2017

[In 2008, Hurricane Ike took direct aim on Houston. The morning before it struck, I wrote my newsletter about awaiting a hurricane. Here we go again. In the next 12 hours, Hurricane Harvey is going to hit the Texas coast. I think now would be a good time to share my thoughts from nine years […]

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Quote This

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

When our youngest began her freshman year of college last fall – just as I did with our middle child – I texted her a ‘quote of the day’ from my vault of inspiring and uplifting words. At most, over the ensuing nine months, I missed a handful of opportunities to keep her spirits up […]

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Aisle Do

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The Texas Legislature meets once every two years for five months, which means elected officials have a lot of work to do in a short time. The 85th Regular Session concludes today – and the past 140 days were filled with barbs, accusations and criticism volleyed back and forth between the Senate and the House […]

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