Monthly Archives: December 2011

(#83) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2011 in Review


Consider this a look back as we look ahead to the New Year. Perhaps a nugget or two will provide inspiration.  It was back in May of 2010 when I made the decision to begin my first blog. I had 3 … Continue reading

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(#82) Hit the Reset Button: Reprise


While we may not always have the opportunity to find, at the needed time, a quiet place to just “be,” the advice is worth heeding.  Stop. Be. Reset. I wrote the words above in October of this year (Hit the … Continue reading

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(#81) Psychic Wages and Passion


Questions were asked; minds were stretched; and the real world came to campus. During my undergraduate college years, a sociology professor (Norman Pollock) introduced me to the concept of “psychic wages.” These are non-monetary benefits we derive from an action. … Continue reading

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(#80) Philosophical Differences or Ideological Inflexibility?


Once we commit to an ideological road it becomes increasingly difficult to consider counter arguments or even think about compromise. Doris Kearns Goodwin’s masterful volume Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is more than a history book. … Continue reading

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