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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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Perseverance (Galileo had a Brooklyn accent?)

Sometimes in life we are asked to fill bigger shoes than we ever expected. Case in point, this week I was asked to be a stand in for Galileo for my grandson’s science presentation. I’m a “method actor” (ha!) by … 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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When You Make the Touchdown, Take One Small Step over to the Ref, Modestly Handing Him the Football

I recently read an article about the “no-celebration” policy of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. In post-millennial professional football, when a player scores, he typically responds as if he’d also just jammed his fingers into an electric socket. His on-field display … Continue reading

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Celebrate Successes Already Yours This Thanksgiving Day

 I just read an article, “Companies Redefine Success.”  The reporter tells us that companies are not only presenting the usual financial information in annual reports, but are including “non-traditional” ways they measure success.  Wow! That’s an idea we could all … 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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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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“Doctors Warn: 9 Out of 10 Deciders Suffer from Inattentive Blindness”

To have fun with this essay we have to invoke the honor system. You have to promise–cross your heart, that you will not read the body of this note until you click onto the following link and watch the video … Continue reading

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