Category Archives: Life lessons

(Issue #513) Nosie: The Ear Of The Beholder


How do you tune out the noise and allow in the useful and timely? Time to resurrect a post from three years ago this month. The topic: noise. And what we can do about it. It’s all around us and … Continue reading

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(Issue #512) Reflecting On Calm Over Noise


I hope they inspire you (remind you; reinforce you) to look at the grandeur that surrounds your place on this planet. A lot of stuff is grabbing at our attention. And some of it recently has reached critical levels. Whether … Continue reading

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(Issue #511) Voice In Your Ear


What can you learn? How can you grow? Voice in your ear* Hand on your shoulder Have you heard it?  Maybe in the morning upon waking or at night when drifting to sleep. Perhaps during the hour of the wolf. … Continue reading

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(Issue #510) The Third Grader In The Room


Posing questions sets up a vulnerability of sorts. Publicly admitting, “I don’t understand. I need you to help me.” Why? Simple question. Why? Seeking additional information to explain a situation. Why? We have heard young children ask that question as … Continue reading

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(Issue #508) Is Your Help Helping?


“If I knew a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.”—Henry David Thoreau  “It brings me comfort and encouragement To have companions in whatever happens.”—Dio Chysostom Whether … Continue reading

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(Issue #507) Progress, Challenge, and Focus


It’s a matter of perspective. It is a matter of perspective; a question of focus. Consider this example. In November I had hand surgery. A bone was removed and the thumb reattached with a transplanted tendon. After, a few well-meaning … Continue reading

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(Issue #506) Thoughts About Curiosity


Where can you ask, “What if?” How can you allow “yes, and” to help you grow? Imagine what you can do. Walt Disney reportedly said, “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” Curiosity allows us to … Continue reading

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