MHP Reflections

Positivity

I felt completely overpowered by his dismay. We're both Catholic, so many of our discussions circled around our faith-in-common, but it felt as though he had already given up the ship. It seemed that...

Glory days of opportunity

It's good to note that no matter how intellectual a person, the irony is that most decisions are ultimately made by intuition. In the final light, it's how CEOs run companies, how managers manage...

A human being is a deciding being

Like those before me and, perhaps, those beyond my view, I want the whole field advantage. It's a view that assures the tension of new and the vigor of limitless context. But mostly, it...

Lean into it

American optimism lives, though scuffed. The latest Gallup Poll shows an uptick in the Economic Confidence Index, after a six-week "morose." Pundits caution that there remain obstacles ahead that may challenge the air in...

American revival and the miserables

She said that reminding herself of others' woes made her feel less overwhelmed, even fortunate. Let me get this straight. When she couldn't change the facts of her circumstance, she sought relief by changing the context. It's...

Influencers and high tide

Family and friends? Business associates? The Kardashians? Who is your voice of reason? After viewing the video and examining the DNA according to CSI protocol, it appears that those closely-held beliefs that we call truth may...

Made in America holidays

I was mesmerized. I opened and closed the book, slowly, gently, considering the long and arduous process required to publish a book back then. I thought about the person who read it first. I...

The state of being

I certainly have. Even as someone who believes this is but a touchstone for something much grander, it's still hard to think of not being here. Not having a voice in the lives of my...

It’s good to be king

Except that the farm isn't worth a whole lot right now, so I'll hold the wager to myself. Strong fundamentals, constrained supply and the lion's share of jobs are going to our residents and...

Days of change

From rent control to principal forbearance to mounting regulation to healthcare, our world is evolving at a rapid clip. It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. If you are underemployed,...