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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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“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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“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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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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“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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Let’s Do Two Things At Once

I just read a fascinating article on human evolution by scientist Matthew Ridley.  The article centers on the question of whether human evolution has stopped. I have no definitive answer except to say that we have all come upon folks … Continue reading

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As Joel Osteen Teaches, Expand that Group

    “I’m afraid if I stay in the same place whenever I’m in a familiar locale, my mind will stop expanding, my neurotransmitters will get smaller and smaller, and so will my whole world.”           Jean Anne Costa, MSW   My … Continue reading

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Driving Your Business Forward—by Learning to Shed “The Good Old Days”

Have you ever visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan?  It’s really neat.  I recently read an article, “Driving America,” explaining that not only is the museum displaying selected cars – starting with an 1895 Roper Steam Carriage, but … Continue reading

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Really? By Phone? Joe Paterno deserved better.

Much as courage is form-fitted to the occasion that demands a heroic act, in times of crisis we try to form and bring the correct judgment–our internal compass, of sorts, to any problem that stands before us. We often succeed, … Continue reading

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