Monthly Archives: February 2015

(#248) Loopers Add Texture To Life


We all add layers and texture to life. Ever hear of a “looper”? I didn’t until an NPR piece aired one morning this past week.  These are the folks who “create human ambiance” after a movie is shot.  That’s right. … Continue reading

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(#247) Applications and Reflections


Just consider the hourly wage of each person tied up in a workshop.  Is the R.O.I. worth the lost wages and service? I have written elsewhere on this blog about the benefits of meaningful professional growth opportunities and collegiality.  Today, … Continue reading

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(#246) Are You Bitching or Are You Pitching?


Do you work (or live) with someone who endlessly pontificates, grouses, grumbles, moans and laments? One of my mentors taught me a valuable lesson near the beginning of my teaching career.  Dr. Veronica Valentine had a simple “rule” if anyone … Continue reading

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(#245) Courage


What we do in these situations defines our characters and our destiny. Courage.  How do you define it? How do you exhibit it in your daily life? Probably the best way I ever heard it defined did not see it … Continue reading

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