Frances Hesselbein: A Friend of the Heart, Forever

Like many who knew her, I was naturally grieved to learn that Frances Hesselbein had died. None of us were surprised, of course. Frances had lived a good, long life, well-loved and productive. At the same time, though, along with the natural grief for someone who was so respected and so highly thought of, as …

Personal History: Knowing Frances Hesselbein

Introduction The following content is a compilation of blog posts about Frances Hesselbein. These were written by me to honor Mrs. Hesselbein and to share with my blog readers what I learned from her, and how she and I interacted with one another. As we got to know each other over the years, she liked …

The Power of Purpose

Work is Love Made Visible is Eminently Practical [The following is a post included in a compilation of blog posts about Frances Hesselbein. I wrote these posts over a period of time as she and I got to know one another, as I wanted to honor Frances and recognize her superior work in and her …

The Hours: A Follow-Up

Despite the Cyberattack at The Metropolitan Opera, There’s Even More to Think about with The Hours A week-end conversation with friends about last week’s post brought up a terrific idea. Let’s go with it. The topic had to do with some of my thoughts about Kevin Puts’s and Greg Pierce’s new opera, The Hours (just …

A New American Classic from The Metropolitan Opera

The Hours: A New Spin on Just How Good American Opera Can Be For those of us who go often to the opera, we long ago learned that an evening at the Met brings much joy in the pure art of singing. Indeed, nowadays, here at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, a serious effort is being …