People-Pleasing

Affirmation feels good. When you’re valued, heard, and elevated, it’s encouraging. It’s uplifting. It’s especially gratifying when you don’t expect it. When you’re aim is to serve, not please, others, without expectation of anything in return, affirmation is motivating. This does raise the question of one’s motive. To serve or to please? That is theContinue reading “People-Pleasing”

Move 1% … A Simple Daily Game Plan

Great people are really just ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of determination. Great people don’t know how to quit. Rather than listen to how they feel and procrastinate doing what they ought to do, they talk themselves into doing what they need to do. Here’s a simple, transformative question to ask yourself every morning:Continue reading “Move 1% … A Simple Daily Game Plan”

Unimaginable: Life Without Dogs

Over the past 27 years, my family has had 8 dogs: Rudy (shar-pei), Sassy (shar-pei), Phil (chihuahua), Peri (shar-pei), Bolt (Boston terrier), Lucy (French bulldog), Honey (French bulldog), and Dozer (French bulldog). All but Lucy, Honey, and Dozer have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and each holds a special place in our hearts. Lucy, Honey, andContinue reading “Unimaginable: Life Without Dogs”

The Future is Local

Is there a difference between globalization and global localization? Yes, there is. Globalization refers to a “one world” alliance, and it definitely feels like we are becoming that. It sounds so utopian, a state in which everything is perfect: communication, economics, business, technology, government, society, and culture. We have diversity, equity, and inclusion and outcomesContinue reading “The Future is Local”

Pine-Richland Football #NeighborlyLove

This clip is taken from the special meeting of the Pine-Richland school board on June 2, 2021. The meeting was called to vote on the approval of hiring a Head Football Coach for the 2021-22 school year. The speaker is me, Marc Casciani, Treasurer of the board. Because traditional and social media outlets distort theContinue reading “Pine-Richland Football #NeighborlyLove”

Gossip on Steroids

What is gossip? According to the dictionary, it’s defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. Here’s another definition. Gossip is sharing information with somebody who is not part of the problem or the solution. By these definitions, it seems like allContinue reading “Gossip on Steroids”