Tag Archives: awareness

(Issue #631) Impatience: Virtuous or Narcissistic?


“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my way in the end.”~attributed to Margaret Thatcher~ Impatience. Does it—impatience—reflect our times? An internet search immediately brings up thousands of choices on our screen. We can get overnight delivery,  listen now to … Continue reading

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(Issue #629) Flibbertigibbet Is My Name. Jabberwocky Is My Game.


May each of us help turn collective monologues into authentic dialoguesin which all in the room have a chance to be heard, understood, and questioned. ~~~~ “Hey, Sam. How are you doing?” “I’ve been better, Jim. Just found out I … Continue reading

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(Issue #628) The Story of the Fire


Right or wrong, never knowing what might happen,she was on high alert most of the time. ~~~~~ As I remember, I was about six or seven years old. We lived in a second-floor flat. Mom had to go pickup Dad … Continue reading

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(Issue #627) Beginning-Ending-Beginning


Doing it just to do it so you can say you did it and continue to do it is not the reason to do it ~~~~~ Beginning Twelve years ago today (the last Sunday of May 2010), with a bit … Continue reading

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(Issue #625) Do We Hold the Key?


I wonder what they might be thinking as they facethe last precious moments of their lives. ~~~~~ Roxie, my canine companion, and I have the honor to make pet therapy rounds at Community Hospice and Palliative Care. As with the … Continue reading

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(Issue #624) NOW is My Time (reprise)


When I spend time in the past and in the future, I miss the present. I miss what is with me—and will soon become the past. ~~~~~ [NOTE ABOUT THIS POST: Excerpted from my blog post of November 24, 2013. … Continue reading

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(Issue #623) What Have We Learned in 12 Years?


NOTE ABOUT THIS POST: This week I have a repost with a twist. The post below (Issue #1 on this blog) went live on May 31, 2010. At the time, SOCIAL MEDIA was a bit of a new hot topic … Continue reading

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(Issue #622) A Functioning Community is More than a Zip Code


Consider your community’s assets and needs. Consider the interlocking nature of the people, place, and purpose your community attempts to serve. ~~~~~ A community may be viewed as a point on the map—yet it is more than just a place … Continue reading

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(Issue #621) The Most Boring People in the World?


Has hoping for an authentic question that leads to an authentic conversation that leads to understanding that leads to caring and connection become “old school“? ~~~~~ Ever wonder if it’s you or them? Or both? For instance, you’re at a … Continue reading

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(Issue #620) Volunteer and Grow


You give of yourself because the giving makes the act about the other person,not about you. ~~~~~ One of the organizations for whom Roxie and I volunteer asked me to participate in a video interview about volunteering. Why volunteer for … Continue reading

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