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Category Archives: Philosophy

A High School Student-Athlete Explores Truth

The effects of physical warfare create trauma and confusion, however, most people do not even realize the extent of corruption and pain causing an intellectual war that rages around them. Make no mistake: everyone is in this battle; everyone has already chosen a side. This intellectual battle has two camps: one side is advocates of…

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Attitude

We have all seen the news about our heroes who came and come home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Seeing the stories in the media is different than knowing these people firsthand. I have had the pleasure of knowing one of those heroes and watching his return to civilian life—the good and the disappointing. There is…

Happy Thanksgiving

President George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.” Washington’s proclamation of a day for the nation to stop and thank God has seen many legal iterations. However, it is essentially the…

Owning Your Failure

Part of the Human Journey We live in a time of extensive ethical failure at the institutional level accentuated by a disturbing trend of an ever-fading sense of morality and personal responsibility.  If you want proof of how important leadership is simply review the lack of it as evidenced in the excuses put forth daily by…

Pace and Management

Dr. Kevin Blanchard – Dean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University – shares thoughts on Pace and Management.                 Like what you’ve read?  Don’t miss a single thought! Subscribe to receive e-mail alerts each time a new blog entry is uploaded.Leave Blank:Do Not…

Hey, where are we going anyway?

Gavriels Horn. Sponsored by Callbutton

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter. (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) How many people would…

Are we creating unhappy women?

A friend of mine is terribly worried that our next generation of high-achieving women may be destined for unhappiness because they will have difficulty in finding husbands.  Are our self-affirming messages to today’s smart, capable young women setting them up for future misery? This well-intentioned concern raises some interesting points.  First, it assumes that a…

The Mirror Test

On April 23, 1985, Roberto Goizetta, chairman of Coca-Cola, announced that “The best has been made even better.”   After 99 years the Coca-Cola Company had decided to abandon its original formula.  The competition, Pepsi, had become the preferred taste in the world of cola’s.  So Coke did what any competitive company would do.  It aggressively…

On The Use Of Time

Gavriels Horn

Lately, between coursework, extracurricular activities, and college applications, I’ve definitely been getting way too little sleep.  If there was an Olympic event measuring darkness of under-eye circles, I would be in the running for the gold medal.  There never seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done. …

A Nurse, A Design class, A Trip to Rwanda . . . “You have to go help the children”

During a spring 2011 graduate school “immersion” session at Arizona State University (ASU), “Professor James” introduced himself to our Masters in Healthcare Innovation cohort. We had never met him before, but within 10 minutes we became very still, and watched with tears in our eyes as he showed us the Design School project for fall…