Category Archives: change

The Purpose of Life…

Entering a room for a meeting at UMass recently I found this message on the white board, left from an earlier meeting of people unknown to me: “The purpose of life is not to be  happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that youContinue Reading

Stepping Outside the Box

I’ve recently moved from a small New England town to an urban home in Holyoke, a former mill city that is beginning to emerge from decades of post industrial hibernation and decay. On the bright side, there wasn’t enough wealth in the city of Holyoke for it to experience the “progress” of  the urban renewal decadesContinue Reading