Apples & Oranges

  We were talking about what a great team we would be.  I’d be the idea person.  She’d be the doer … making the ideas happen.  She is the doer.  I need to do a lot more to make my ideas compared to how I thought it’d be.  At least more than just speak them. […]

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The Faithful Sacrifice

  Faith is beyond belief.  It is a trust that engenders action.  It is seen when we leap, trusting the net will appear.  Don’t trust that a net will appear?  You’ll just stand on the ledge.  Waiting. Many have ideas they believe in.  How many have faith in those ideas?  Those who believe talk about […]

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The under-used, not so secret way to a life of riches

  I was on my way out the door this morning.  Jen grabbed me.  She took me by my shoulders.  She put me square in front of her.  She looked me dead in the eye.  And started speaking. “Thank you for getting Ellie up this morning and starting to feed her.” “Thank you for taking […]

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Wish You Were Here

I get lost in the act of wishing. I wish I played tennis more.  I wish I were more extroverted.   I wish I played guitar better.  I wish I did a better job of marketing this blog. I wish those jeans I got a couple of years ago weren’t so tight. I wish I were […]

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Mind over matter

Shawshank Redemption was nearing the end. I watched Red travel on the bus going to Fort Hancock, Texas. It struck me.  No one on that bus was listening to a Walkman, iPod, reading something on their phone or tablet.  It was a long, quiet ride from Maine to Texas. A bit over 30 years ago, Sony […]

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Step away from the elephant

I found myself standing in front of a grey wall.  I felt like I encountered an insurmountable obstacle.  Then I reached out to to the wall. Odd, it’s rough and warm.  I look around.  I step away.  I see an elephant. The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.  First, […]

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Shine on, you crazy diamond

Most people want to shine like a diamond.  We want to be highly valued.  We want to be unique.  We want to be admired.  We want to be seen as beautiful. Diamonds are formed at the Earth’s mantle.  90 miles from the Earth’s surface.  Carbon is transformed to diamonds.  Under great pressure, at temperatures around […]

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The biggest secret to time management

  A few months ago, I tried to fit left over soup in a container.  Jen told me that it wouldn’t fit.  I insisted it would. I cleaned up soup that overflowed from the counter.  She gave me “that look.”  Once again, I had tried to fit too much in the container. Time Management is […]

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Blessings and Sacrifice

  Running a successful business.  Writing a book.  Starring in the community play.  Earning first chair violin in the symphony (or third chair).  Playing on the varsity football team.  Getting the promotion.  Finishing a book that’s difficult to understand.  Receiving a Masters of Fine Arts.   Having a lush lawn. Twins have taught me there is […]

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Opinions are like … ?

Everyone thinks that they know the better way.  Everyone believes they’re are right.  A thought hits their consciousness, it must be right.  It’s a fact to the person who thought it.   Of course, anyone who believes something differently is wrong. The next time you think you’re right, ask yourself a question – “What evidence* […]

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