LOGISTICS [loh-JIS-tiks]: the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of a business or other operation

Logistics

When traveling throughout the United States we continually come across moving vans on the road.  Having moved as many times as we have, we are attracted to the image. It is then that I discover the word on the truck about which I’m curious.  Logistics.  Now, from my perspective, logistics is a word associated with […]

TRANSPARENT/TRANSLUCENT/OPAQUE: What’s the difference?

I seem to be thinking in threes these days. But there’s no better way to get to the topic for today’s blog…transparency…than to show the three variations on a theme which help to demonstrate it. ___________ Over the past several years we have heard a lot about transparency in government.  Candidates for public office bemoan […]

CREDENCE [KREED-ns]: belief in the truth of something

credence

  Maybe you’ve heard of the Credence Clearwater Revival, a 70’s Southern Rock band. Or, if you serve on the Altar Guild at your church, you might know what a credence table is.  (It’s the table on which the implements used in the celebration of Holy Communion are placed for easy access to the Celebrant.) […]

WORKSHOP (verb): to present a written piece to a group for criticism and advice

workshop

AFFAIR: something one has to do, a scheduled event

There was a time when the word affair was used in a generic sense to mean simply, an event.  People planned a party, a seminar, a gathering, or something of that ilk.  It was possible to say that you attended an affair and enjoyed it.  Or, that you were hoping to see someone at the […]

TRUSTWORTHINESS: being deserving of one’s trust

An interview with Fordham professor Robert Hurley caught my attention.  His new book, How to Create a High-Trust Organization, puts the emphasis about the issue of trust in the right place.  It is only partially the responsibility of the receiver to develop trust in someone.   The primary responsibility, however, is for the person being considered […]