Don’t hide your light under a bushel

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Spring 2011


This sage advice offered by Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount well describes how I feel about our Division right now. During my tour of duty as your Division president, I am constantly impressed (and actually in awe much of the time) of the remarkable gifts that our Division members have to offer. There is enormous diversity of talent as well as much dedication to our field. Yet, like a lot of professionals with perhaps too much education and thoughtfulness, we often aren’t so great at getting the word out. In a nutshell, my take home message in this column is: Don’t hide your light under a bushel! Rather, let your light shine for the greater good. As you well know, religion can bring out the


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