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I began recording my blog posts and made them available on several platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.  Just go to wherever you get yours and search for “The World According to Bill Pickett” and subscribe.  You can click here to see nine platforms currently carrying my podcasts.  Click below to listen to the most recent podcast.

Our Trip Blogs

We travel quite a bit both for vacations and to visit our far-flung family.  When we do, I publish blogs about our adventures and some of the interesting places and people we encounter.  The following is my latest offering.  You can click here to see all the blogs over the past several years.

Orlando again: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Seaworld and more friends

Our final week in Florida was back in Orlando. We had originally planned another two weeks there visiting family and friends in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Jacksonville, and Greenville SC as we made our way back home. But it seemed better to get back home so Marilyn could be spending time with her 102-year-old mother.

Miami, Wynwood, Coral Gables and Little Havana

After two weeks in North Miami Beach, we packed up the car and headed for four days at the Aloft Hotel in Coral Gables, just off the Miracle Mile. It was a rainy Saturday morning and we decided to stop by the Wynwood Distric t to see what was happening.

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On Pilgrimage With Bill

This is a blog for my thoughts about religion.  Sometimes I share my reflections on the Old and New Testaments through the daily lectionary readings.  Other times I share reflections on theological issues and the role of religion in our lives.  Currently, I am trying to come to an honest understanding of my own religious convictions. Click here to view the complete blog and use the email link to sign up for notices of new postings.  The following is the most recent posting.

What keeps me from listening to the Divine One? Expanded and revised

If the Divine One is in everything and in every event, how is it that I don’t experience that? How is it that I don’t hear or even listen? Can it be that I am not present to the reality around me, the reality within which I live and move?

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The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things…like characteristics of effective leaders

This is the third of three posts on leadership. In the first, I wrote about my definition of leadership and in the second about the role of power in leadership. In this one, I will be reflecting on the characteristics of effective leaders.

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things…like leadership and power

In the previous blog, I wrote about our current need for leadership on all levels but especially at the federal. I also defined leadership as the process of influencing others while fully respecting their freedom.

The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things…like leadership

Indeed, the time has come to talk of many things. In Alice in Wonderland, Tweedledee and Tweedledum recite The Walrus and the Carpenter to Alice. The Walrus and the Carpenter are strolling on the beach and find themselves at an oyster bed.

Do you take a photo or make a photo? And why it makes a difference.

“Excuse me but could you take a photo of us?” How many times have you said that or had someone say it to you? I bet a lot. I know I have. A cell phone is handed over and several photos are taken–“Let me take two or three just to make sure”–and then the favor is returned.

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