All week, I’ve been blogging about what Generation Y is thinking. Today, I want to wrestle with a paradoxical reality they face every week: their obsession with both authenticity and appearance. Stop and think for a moment. Few would argue that teens today value authenticity. They want to “keep it real.” They love genuine, earthy stories, food, language and entertainment. (Note

Yesterday, I posed a question to you. I asked if you needed help with a new year’s resolution. Maybe you are not the type who makes these anymore, since they often wear off by March. But -- if you’d like help on one, I have some thoughts. How about this one… Model the life you want others to live. I hate it

Audacity. That’s a word that came to mind when I met with a friend, Jason Russell over the weekend. I’ve know Jason for several years now—but had never sat down and asked him to tell me his story. You may have heard of Jason. He is the co-founder of a movement called, “Invisible Children.” ( It began in the spring of 2003