Flannel: Inspiring Ideas to Be Your Best

Never underestimate flannel—or people "Now, each of us has his own special gift And you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't underestimate me I won't underestimate you." ~ Bob Dylan My granddaughter listened as I described my recent writing projects. Then she started giving [...]


What Happens When You Close the Door to a Community

Community Illumination is more than a publication on the writing platform, Medium. It is a community. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead Have you ever had the good fortune to belong to a group [...]


Great Leaders: Are There Any Out There Now?

Great leaders share two critical characteristics: humility and will. This article explains what Jim Collins describes as Level 5 leaders He provides a glimpse of what to look for in a leader and ourselves. When Jim Collins and his team of researchers set out on a five-year journey. The focus [...]


An Eagle Majestically Perched on the Dead Branch—Free

Watching from afar I wondered what the eagle perched on the dead tree could see that I could not. Never moving, only turning her head slowly to the left and right. She has come every day this week, and sometimes you can see her circling the lake searching. Then, [...]


Uncertainty: Finding a New Vision after the Darkness

Uncertainty Before the darkness sets on a new horizon, peace will settle over hearts that ponder anew their vision of the dawn. After all the darkness there will be but one light shining along the path. For some two roads appear. Who will say which is right? Now, for [...]