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Are we running short on adult supervision?

I am by nature an optimist. I see that almost all problems are manageable—few are, in truth, more than a bump in the road. Provided we get ourselves together and focus on the characteristics of the problem not on self-aggrandizement … Continue reading

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How Most Subs Give Anything But a Sub-Par Performance

When you hear “substitute,” what comes to mind? I think about substitute teachers. When I was a kid, a substitute teacher was not really asked to teach—he or she was more of a caretaker, someone called in to babysit a … Continue reading

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Fill Your Life with Resplendent Goals

December 2012 As the year recedes, may you begin to gather your thoughts of the loving kindnesses that have been given you in 2012. For what more powerful recollections can we focus upon than those of the many times the … Continue reading

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Lincoln, Lincoln, I Been Thinkin’. . . .

Before the results of the November 6, 2012, general election were known, I wrote this note to you in the spirit of neutrality, as a political observer of the whole scene upon our field of competition. Even though I hold … 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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The U.S. Open Tennis Championship Gives Us Two Striking Patterns of Success

Wouldn’t it be something if we truly understood what causes some to succeed beyond all expectations, while others fall short of their dreams and aspirations?  Talk about a sure-fire best seller—the book that spelled out that answer! Just trying to … Continue reading

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Well Done Neil Armstrong, Well Done!

On July 21, 1969, I witnessed Neil Armstrong’s first step on the Moon. In the spirit of full disclosure some 500 million other folks were watching, as well. I can still recall the wonder of it all. In eulogizing Armstrong who … Continue reading

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The Olympics Are Life’s Training Table

My third note on the Games of the XXX Olympiad follows, and I’ll send you my fourth and final note on this inspiring subject and ready metaphor next week. The branding strategy of the Olympic Committee hasn’t convinced anyone that … Continue reading

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“Curiosity” No Mundane Project but a Stellar Team Effort

With the landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars this week, perhaps we’ll find during the coming century that the first “Martian” to land on earth will be one of our neighbors, returning from the red planet … Continue reading

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Effort-Based Results – The Olympics, Your Company and Your IQ

Recently Ken Bain wrote a fascinating article based on his forthcoming book, What the Best College Students Do (August 27, 2012).  Dr. Bain explains that most people think of intelligence as a sum-total game, one in which each of us … Continue reading

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