The Growing Conundrum

The Growing Conundrum

As you pull-up a swing on “the porch” this month, I’m inclined to warn you this reflection on the conundrum of growth may seem somewhat vague. And it may seem to wander a bit. Not by design, but perhaps by necessity. I would also propose there may have never been a...
Bulblical Knowing

Bulblical Knowing

I’m always drawn to those amaryllis bulbs that they rollout as big “End Cap” displays around the Christmas season. You know, the ones containing the bulb, a simple plastic planter and a tiny bag of potting soil — packed in a nice little box with the picture of...
Different … Yet Just The Same

Different … Yet Just The Same

The most profound insights come when you least expect them. Maybe that’s why we remember the moment they’re born and continue to ponder them as we grow. I certainly wasn’t expecting it when I sat down for dinner in Prague in the Czech Republic.  We were one of 10...
Nothing New About Normal

Nothing New About Normal

Recently, there seems to be a increased longing to arrive at a “new normal.”  And I personally “get” that longing. It even has a tinge of feeling progressive on the surface – so much more insightful than just wanting to get “back to normal.”  Yet is it? No doubt, this...
An Opportunity for Clarity

An Opportunity for Clarity

When I created The Porch, now almost two decades ago, I wanted it to be a place to gather for a meaningful pause from all of our busyness. It was simply a tiny attempt to bring more clarity to the deeper issues of business and life. Little did I know, 20 years later,...