Old school – What is limiting job growth?

Jobs.  The latest 4 letter word being thrown across the aisle in Washington … before Congress took a 1 month vacation.  There is a battle for your hearts, minds, and votes. There is a problem with the jobs debate.  The debate is based on the pre-1992 economy.   We are arguing about an economy that […]

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What will you find when you get there?

Get out through the in door or or get in through out door.   Either way, no matter where you are, there you are. Are you trying to get out of where you don’t want to be?   Something will follow you.  You. You can’t escape yourself. Most of the times we want to get […]

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Out through the In Door

I was down in a depressive funk for the last few weeks.  It tends to happen each year as approach my birthday.  This year wasn’t an exception.   I was walking in the morning.  Walking in the sunlight is a prescription for the funk.  As I walked I prayed.  I was asking for a way […]

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You can have an impact. Will you?

I met Marshall last week.  I was working behind the coffee bar at church.  Out of the busyness of barista-ing, I heard Marshall say, “Excuse me, sir.  I had an accident.”  I stopped what I was doing.  I came out from the bar.  Marshall spilled some coffee.  It wasn’t a big deal.  Not much of […]

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Life is beautiful

My friend Mike invited me to play bocce ball.   It was a blast.  It was relaxing.  It was fun.  It was competitive.  After we played we were emailing about how enjoyable it was.  He had this to say. “Playing bocce with the Italians is pretty symbolic of life to me.  You spend your life […]

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Where do you belong?

I played bocce ball for the first time last week.  It’s hosted by the Italian Club of Dallas (Yes, there is one!).  It was a blast.  I learned a lot about life that night. We played at a country club.  Somehow someone convinced a country club in Texas to convert their clay tennis courts to […]

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Road to nowhere

I drove this morning.  There’s a good chance that you did, too.  Did you drive on a road?  Yeah, me too.  The roads I drove on have been around for several decades.  I don’t know when they were built.  I’m pretty sure someone built them.  I didn’t pay for the roads to be built.  But […]

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Remembering a friend

Maurice

    I lost a friend today.  I walked in to the gym this afternoon.  A placard was standing there.  It had his picture in it.  It  was him.  He lost a battle with cancer.  He’d fought for 3 years. I met him once, 3 years ago.  He came to my wedding.  I don’t remember […]

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Redefine accountability

Early in our marriage, Jen told me that she wanted the truth about everything.  I’d give her the truth.  She’d get angry and react.  I’d stop giving the truth.  She’d get angry and react. I told her that if she wanted me to be committed to revealing the truth, I needed her to be committed […]

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Live for what’s at stake

I love steak.  I wouldn’t know I loved it if I hadn’t ever smelled or tasted a steak.  I wouldn’t love steak because I wouldn’t know steak. Jen was telling me about a girl she’s friendly with.  The friend comes off as aloof and distant.  Jen’s learning that the girl thinks that people won’t want […]

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