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Haiku and The Bard

Haiku and The Bard

I’m a wri… I’m a writ…… I could never finish the sentence, like Fonzie in that episode of Happy Days trying to admit he was wrong. “I was wro…” he said. “I was wro…” I’m a writer. I couldn’t...
Gratitude So Close to the Bone of Life

Gratitude So Close to the Bone of Life

Craig Jones Columnist It’s November once again, seriously autumn, and the year is seriously elderly and seriously coming undone. Can a year be in its senescence?  We’re in the month of Thanksgiving, by fiat of Abraham Lincoln. This nation will by God stop...
Dog Tag Team Honors a Father

Dog Tag Team Honors a Father

Craig Jones Columnist I recently found my dad’s US Air Force dog tag. It was in a little cloth bag tied off with a ribbon, and with it were his wedding ring, his college ring and his fishing license. I had never laid eyes on any of these items until that moment....
Meditations From Antiquity

Meditations From Antiquity

Craig Jones Columnist In tracing the arc of my own development as a leader, listening for the voices of various teachers and mentors along the way, none strikes me as any more resonant than that of Marcus Aurelius. He was Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 and left a...
The First Cut Is The Deepest

The First Cut Is The Deepest

Craig Jones Columnist   I was thinking about the earliest scars of my boyhood, the ones which I still wear, the ones which track time, like knowing where you were when JFK was shot or when Abbey Road came out, and came up with two. The First Was from scratching...