Reflections on the Holiday Season
Reflections on the Holiday Season by Franci Hart The holiday season is so complex. Many religious traditions celebrate at this time, each in their own way. On the one hand there is the joy, excitement, bustle of parties and gatherings of families. It is enough to make one’s head spin. Yet, the holidays can be […]
Can we Afford to Reject Conflict in Ukraine?
Can we Afford to Reject Conflict in Ukraine by Bart Binning, Ed. D. The concept of what became America’s participative democracy began to be discussed over 400 years ago, at a time when the world tended to accept that hereditary feudal lords and the divine right of kings as a requirement of prosperity and security, […]
A Nested Meditation
A Nested Meditation by Charlie Smith In my daily prayer time, a go-to book on my shelves is Divinity in Disguise, Nested Meditations by Kevin Anderson. He describes a nested meditation as one in which each stanza contains the previous stanza and adds a single line that usually changes the meaning of the piece. The […]
A Historical Perspective
A Historical Perspective by Pat Rooney There is a reason Proverbs says with age comes wisdom. As interest rates continue to rise rapidly in 2022, such wisdom can come in handy. For many young people in business have never seen rates this high and the result for them is often a wide eye and hand […]
A Connection of Service
A Connection of Service by Brad Poarch The last few articles I have written for Rotary Reflections have focused on our motto of “Service Above Self”. This time, I was convinced it would be different. I had planned to write about a growing issue facing the leaders in this post-COVID environment – the employment market […]
Popcorn and Buttered Toast
Popcorn and Buttered Toast by Ashley Perkins At about this time of year, I get excited about the holidays. I’m really a big kid at heart and I’m ready to put the tree up as soon as the turkey leaves the table. I secretly listen to Christmas carols in my car right after Halloween and […]
Leading Creatives by Christopher Lloyd As Rotarians, we are great at meaningful small talk. Before each meeting we lean in and ask each other pointed questions; learning what we can about each other organically before the meeting bell chimes pausing follow-up conversations until after dismissal. In these brief but significant encounters, I’m often asked […]
Private No Strangers Allowed
Private No Strangers Allowed by Vered Harris How many times have we walked into a room of strangers and felt like this was the non-verbal message being sent to newcomers? The Rotary Four-Way Test sets the expectation that our club will be a place to “build goodwill and better friendships.” One of our goals for […]
Ideas and opportunities
Ideas and Opportunities by Charlie Price As the seasons shift, now is an ideal time to take stock of where we spend our time and energy. Rotary members are fortunate to have access to knowledge and experiences that inform our life and work. Meeting new people, hearing from expert speakers and understanding important issues in […]
Where have all the experts gone?
Where have all the experts gone? by Emily Lang After 11 years in business, my partner and I hired a business consultant to help guide our firm through the next evolution of our company. On weekly calls, we talk through business processes in broad terms and specific pain points in a way that’s honest and […]
What Now? by Drew Edmondson The September 7th issue of the Oklahoman, page 8B, carried the headline, “Cloudflare drops hate site Kiwi Farms, citing danger”. First, I had never heard of “Cloudflare” or “Kiwi Farms” but was curious what the danger might be, so I read the story. Kiwi Farms is alleged to be a […]
Is Polio Making a Comeback?
Is Polio Making a Comeback? by Freda Deskin, Ph.D. Most people have heard of polio (poliomyelitis), but only the older generation has seen the effects of this crippling disease. The polio virus primarily affected young children as it struck the nervous system and caused severe muscle weakness and spread person-to-person causing paralysis and even death. […]