Living Your Core Values

There is a wonderful story in the book, Teaching the Elephant to Dance by Jim Belasco. The book is about Dr. Denton Cooley, a cardiothoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. Mr. Belasco spent months following Dr. Cooley around observing and interviewing him. One day, as Dr. Cooley was about […]

The Extra Mile

I was a technical rock climber in a former life. I began climbing at the age of 12, and eventually became certified as both a climber and a climbing instructor. What an exhilarating endeavor and I loved every minute of it—well, almost every minute. There is a fair amount of physical pain associated with climbing, […]