I don’t know about you, but most of the words generated on behalf of commerce don’t sound to me like real people write, much less how real people talk. The words have no voice. They have no soul. They’re like the sound of one hand clapping.

None of that’s a problem here. I have a point of view, an attitude, and a style, and it’s all here in more or less unfettered glory.

I believe you should bring your soul to work. I believe in the importance of doing good and meaningful work.

I believe we’re here to make a contribution. Given the amount of time most of us spend working or thinking about work, if we don’t find it soulful and meaningful, why are we doing it?

If you’ve never been here, let me warn you this site is loaded with words on a wide range of topics. There’s not an obvious pattern to the pieces I’ve assembled in this section other than I enjoyed writing them and others have enjoyed reading them. Most of these essays were written from 2002 to about 2004. You can access the collection by clicking on the “Words” tab above or the links below.