Author Archives: MentorBoom

About MentorBoom

It's been the blessing of my life to receive the teaching and friendship of some extraordinary people. I want that wisdom to outlive me by sharing it with others. MentorBoom, is intended to do that and to help us all find ways to live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

3 Life Lessons

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”― Santosh Kalwar For many years now I’ve kept a journal and I’ve written about it here. This week, I’ll finish my 92nd stenographer’s pad … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Social Justice

“And if we want peace, we must work for justice, or else nothing that we gain will be worth the cost.”                                                                                                       Rebels and Refugees, a song by Robert Caldwell Andrew and I were at lunch this week. He referred … Continue reading

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Bananas and Geopolitics

Just up the street from the Carolina Panthers football stadium where they’re playing today here in Charlotte is the new headquarters of Chiquita Brands, the huge fruit company. Just up the road from us in Davidson, NC today is the … Continue reading

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8 Thoughts on Change

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein I was reading back … Continue reading

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The Swimmer

Seven days without swimming makes one weak. I appreciate swimmers, except when they take their half out of the middle when we’re sharing a lane. Over the years after damaging joints from sports, running and hiking, I am left with the … Continue reading

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The “Evils” of Socialism

Tall ceilings, tile floors, huge walls of windows and glass doors looking out over beautifully kept gardens set the feel of the place. It’s called the Duke Mansion for a reason; it’s a mansion. Along with about a dozen others I sat … Continue reading

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In Search of Right Livelihood

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.                                                                                                                                                    Buddha Years ago I conducted a series of workshops entitled, “Work as Worship,” which later became, “Bringing Work to Life.”  The … Continue reading

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