Monthly Archives: October 2012

For Happiness and Success, Consider the Lives of the Saints

This last Sunday, October 21, 2012, over 80,000 pilgrims in traditional Native American garb came to St. Peter’s Square as Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven more Catholic saints. Two of the new saints were Americans: Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American … Continue reading

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Be Like Felix Baumgartner – Dive Through Life’s Risks!

I have a sweet tooth for feats that combine a fair measure of sci-fi, like “the Man of Steel”–the original “faster-than-a-speeding-bullet” Superman; display a quantity of courage given to few among us; and have the added benefit of increasing the … Continue reading

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“Look at what I made!” The Hand Teaches the Mind Many Useful Things

Last week I made the wooden bowl pictured here. Crafting this bowl is one of my most satisfying accomplishments in quite some time. It’s also a surprise that I could actually do it, adding to the pleasure and humor of … Continue reading

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Awareness/Attention Causes Success—and On It Goes!

A somewhat mysterious set of circumstances leads to the fact that some of us succeed early and then never again. It’s especially puzzling when that high early success washes out of a part of our lives that we value, the … Continue reading

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