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(Issue #548) Honor. Celebrate. Embrace. (Reprise)


Pay attention to where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed.  Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this quote by Vern Law: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” … Continue reading

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(Issue #546) What If?


The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading

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(Issue #530) The Lesson of the Handyman


Getting your stuff done! This blog has addressed the topic of procrastination.  Whether in the boardroom, faculty room, classroom, church hall, town hall, or community center, it can derail plans, goals, and dreams.  We do well to remind ourselves that … Continue reading

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(Issue #528) Writer’s Block? Probably Not.


There have been days when I felt like I could not even write out a grocery shopping list. Inspired this week by Anne Lamott. One a quote. And one a book chapter. First the chapter from her work Bird by … Continue reading

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(Issue #526) Grateful For …


I had to stop this week and remind myself…. Do a Google search for “how the pandemic has change our lives” and you will come up with more than 143 million hits.  It’s become cliché to speak about the “new … Continue reading

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(Issue #520) What Will Change?


Yes, a lot has changed. How, though, have you used that change to exact needed change in your life for good? How has the time helped your resilience? Even though a lot has changed in the last two months, what … Continue reading

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(Issue #519) Lessons From A Dragon And His Friend


Can we look to a time when we will be able to wipe away the tears, emerge from the cave, and once again play along the cherry lane? Working out to an “Oldies” playlist, I heard the dulcet voices of … 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 #509) Listen To Your Heart: Physically and Emotionally


When what we do does not match who we are, we suffer. Pay attention to that which brings and sustains your life. The Physical. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February 1964 as the first American Heart Month. In part, his … Continue reading

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(Issue #481) No Parental Instruction Manual


They—like so many (all?) parents then and now—had to write their own parenting how-to guide.  A half century later, I am grateful. Today (August 11, 2019) marks the 50th anniversary of my father’s death. He succumbed, at age 56, to … Continue reading

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