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  • Counting Paces With My Father-in-Law
    on Mar 25, 2013 in Perspective
    Living with the unexpected… My wife and I opened our home to her father three months ago. You see, after receiving a diagnosis last summer that his pacemaker’s battery was due to fail imminently, and that his heart would fail soon after,...
  • Wrong Lessons From The Emperor’s New Clothes
    on Feb 11, 2013 in Social Situations
    That complaining about somebody else is good… Everybody likes the story about The Emperor’s New Clothes. What’s not to like? A pompous king, the pretentious court, some swindling tailors, and a truthful child. But the other day afte...
  • Finding Kamiwaza
    on Jan 28, 2013 in Book Review
    In The Icarus Deception of course… I’m a Seth Godin fan, so it shouldn’t be shocking to learn that I joined the Kickstarter campaign quite early. The book’s out, I’ve had my read, and he’s introduced me to a new wo...
  • Giving Up The Illusion Of Control
    on Jan 14, 2013 in Personal Growth Perspective
    Control of others that is… I’m not sure when the transition happened, but it seems clear to me that my expectations of others have dropped considerably. No, not in that cynical way, but in the “living for today” sort of way...
  • Life Is A Bit Like Cooking…
    on Dec 31, 2012 in Perspective
    Pre-prepared is fine once in a while, but you really should be mixing the ingredients for yourself… I’m not sure if saying “my mom (or dad) prepared most of my family’s meals from scratch” is common any longer. It’...
  • On Drinking Tea…
    on Dec 10, 2012 in Personal Growth
    Mostly because I like it! Except for one tragic incident in the early ’70s, I’ve been a fan of tea. I’ve come to like something called “Yogi Tea” and you can consider this my PSA. A great introduction I must first confes...
  • Re-Thinking Moderation
    on Nov 22, 2012 in Personal Growth Perspective
    A Manifesto For The Slightly Over Average If you’re middle of the road, participate somewhat actively, eat modestly, have put on a pound or two each year over the years, and would like to address it, this is the manifesto for you. If youR...
  • Asking Before You’re Ready
    on Oct 22, 2012 in Personal Growth Perspective
    Can I give you what you’ve asked for? Let’s say we’re working together on a project, and you say “hand me the hammer”. When I hold out the hammer, I’m expecting you to take it from my hand. What happens when you co...
  • Some Of My Worst Results Ever…
    on Oct 8, 2012 in Personal Growth Perspective
    What’s old is new again. Twice in the past week I’ve been quite satisfied with having completed tasks with some of the worst results that I’ve every achieved. In fact, I’m still quite pleased with myself… Yard work I do...
  • Accomplishing Something New
    on Sep 24, 2012 in Personal Growth
    It’s quite a feeling to realize you’ve never done this particular thing before… And now you have. It doesn’t have to be a huge thing – I still get a bit of a kick competing in a new type of event, playing a new game, or...
  • Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
    on Sep 10, 2012 in Perspective
    If you’re going to draw a line, be careful where you put it… Let’s have a look at sources of food. Following the herd You might be in the mainstream – and eat the culturally accepted foods of your region. Most likely this mean...
  • Powered By The Light From Billions Of Stars
    on Aug 20, 2012 in Personal Growth Perspective
    I am, and you are too. There’s no question that this earth is driven by our sun. All you have to do is stand outside on a clear day and feel the warmth of its rays. There is, perhaps, a bit more going on, as our sun is but one amongst the billi...
  • The Unfettered Age
    on Aug 6, 2012 in Perspective
    It’s not my father’s environment Sure – I’m the youngest of six, but I’ve been around a while. I’ve always found it interesting that my father experienced so much transition in his life. He was born in 1926 and liv...
  • The World Is A Mirror
    on Jul 23, 2012 in Perspective
    With lessons aplenty Consider this statement: The rest of the world is a mirror so that you can more fully see yourself. It isn’t meant to be a literal thing - these sorts of statements hardly ever are. But it’s probably worth thinking a...
  • Close To The Edge
    on Jul 9, 2012 in Perspective
    Risk and Reward Kids seem to do it naturally, I know I did. Of course it’s a good age – broken things heal easier, it’s quite exciting, and you don’t know what you don’t know. So what’s wrong with walking on the ed...
  • The Distinction Of Handcrafted
    on Jun 29, 2012 in Perspective
    Not always what you expect It’s always exciting to get introduced to something that was hand crafted. There’s an expectation that it was special, unique, and carefully created by an individual… Like this And here’s a fine exam...
  • Competing In An Extreme Urban Adventure
    on Jun 11, 2012 in Personal Growth
    It’s quite an effort Regular readers will know that I’m fond of getting out in nature – what’s not to love? And if given half a chance to run through the woods with a map in hand, I’ll jump. But I haven’t gone for...
  • You Just Don’t Listen
    on May 28, 2012 in Personal Growth
    Attention, Intention, and Tension Pretty much everybody has heard this phrase, and probably quite a few have used it. But take care before you start suggesting the other guy doesn’t listen… Attention It doesn’t count unless the othe...
  • On My Dislike Of The Third Grade
    on May 14, 2012 in Social Situations
    Had I done something wrong? Of all the school years that I sat through, I think my least favorite was the third grade. And as I thought about it over this past weekend, I think I figured it out… Unfriendly teacher One of the things I thought mi...
  • Why This Page Is Intentionally Blank
    on Apr 30, 2012 in Perspective
    Intention Before you’re an author, this little comment is reasonably offensive. After you’ve written something formal like a book, it starts to make perfect sense… Why!?! Can’t you tell? I mean who hasn’t run across that...
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