Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 6/25/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

The dogs and I went for coffee yesterday morning. We passed a dozen people walking their dogs at 6:30. I see every one because Bentley barks at every one. He reminds me of China, constantly extending its territorial waters. When he’s in the truck, anything he can see he regards as his turf. Every dog walker was armed with the appropriate baggie to dispose of waste. (I’m extremely thankful that my dogs have their own property to take care of …

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 6/18/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Attendance is declining in major league baseball in the U.S. That’s not surprising to me. I’m from the era when it was expected that pitchers would pitch an entire game unless being battered, weak hitting shortstops didn’t make $20 million a year, and you played for the team, not yourself or the cameras. There are great athletes in competition today: Nadal, Brady, James, the Williams Sisters, Rinaldo, et alia. They make a fortune not just from their play, but from …

Podcast – The Uncomfortable Truth – Episode 36: Eradicating History

How do we deal with cardinal sins and venial sins? Do we take all accusations seriously?  There are people today, and you can’t make this up, who want to ban Gone with the Wind. They feel as though the movie and the book portray stereotypical and horrible racial traits. But, a lot of art portrays what was actually the case at the time. Instead of banning things, shouldn’t we be aware of what the worst of us once was?

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 6/11/18

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

There’s an old story about a new, young priest assigned to a parrish. The pastor welcomed him and asked how he was doing. “Fine, but I’m a bit bummed because someone stole my bicycle.” The pastor empathized but said, “Treat it as an opportunity. This Sunday is your first sermon and it’s on the Ten Commandments. Why not talk about them and stealing?” The new priest thought that was a great idea and prepared accordingly. That Sunday the priest gave …