Good Vibrations

Sometimes it’s hard to see the good in the world — until we look a bit deeper and realize that it’s actually all around us. You may have heard (or even used) expressions like “no worries” and “it’s all good” to reflect some of this attitude that the world is what we make of it, and that even the things that challenge or trouble us can be part of a larger sense of the “good” if we look at them differently. Living can be hard on numerous levels, no doubt, but (as the saying goes) it’s better than the alternative. Continue reading “Good Vibrations”

Get Your Unicorn On!

Unicorns seem to be all the rage these days. Well, perhaps rage isn’t quite the right word, since the resurgence of interest seems to be as much about peace and positive visions than anything else. It’s interesting to see the wide range of ways the concept and image of the unicorn has been applied lately — from the in-your-face independent journalism of Unicorn Riot to the rolling-in-the-dough success of billion-dollar companies on Fortune’s Unicorn List. When we want to praise someone for their uniqueness, we might call them a unicorn; when we want to dismiss them as being unrealistic, we might do the same. This is a paradox as old as the myth itself. Continue reading “Get Your Unicorn On!”

Transitions of Power

Yes friends, we stand on the cusp of a shining moment in our American democracy, when we effect the peaceful transition of political power. This hallowed process sets us apart from all of those other, lesser nations where the transition of power is at times accomplished through less refined means, potentially leading to chaos and authoritarianism. Fortunately, we are immune from such outcomes, and now we can celebrate the virtues of our time-honored tradition in which power is transferred between respected leaders while the people gather to witness the miracle of democracy. Continue reading “Transitions of Power”