Food for Thought: Trading Places

In the 1983 movie “Trading Places”, a snobbish businessman, played by Dan Aykroyd, is forced by his boss, who had made a bet with his brother, to trade places with a homeless man played by Eddy Murphy.  The film touched on a variety of social issues such as stereotypes about race, homelessness, and materialism.  In…

Food for Thought: Quality Time

A cartoon captured a child’s imagination of what she’d no doubt overheard before.  Holding her doll while talking with a friend, she said, “Between the time spent going to school and doing my homework it’s hard to spend quality time with my doll.” Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, Canfield & Hansen, 1997, p.213 Quality time to…

Food for Thought: Kindness Matters

Through research conducted by Coca-Cola it was discovered that 83% of young Americans (age 17 to 24) were inspired to do a random act of kindness for someone else after having received one themselves.  Kindness is contagious! USA Today, 7/24/18, p.1D I was on my way to a meeting in a city a few hours from…

Food for Thought: The Hand of God

A printing company was making leaflets for a local church, and the client wanted a logo designed with Earth being shielded by the hand of God. The company sent the client a proof of their design, and shortly thereafter, they got a phone call. The client complained: “The hand looks too human. Could you please…