Monthly Archives: November 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 341 – A Follow Up

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” — Seneca, Roman philsopher A few weeks ago I wrote about a brave young man who we’ve been taking to school. Shortly after we started commuting together he showed up on … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 339 – Giving Time For A Bamboo

“Actually, I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years” — Monty Hall Bamboo can grow at a rate of two inches per hour. But the poor bamboo farmer has a problem. It may grow quickly, but bamboo takes a … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 338 – You Think Your House Needs Work?

“Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.” — Bo Bennett I read somewhere that home improvement is a $300 billion business in the United States. If we spend $300 billion on home improvement, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 337 – You Wouldn’t Leave Garbage On Your Front Lawn

“There aren’t many things that are universally cool, and it’s cool not to litter. I’d never do it. ” — Matthew McConaughey If I see a McDonald’s wrapper lying on the ground in our yard I’ll most likely pick it up, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 336 – Game Well Spent

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.” — George Will I fondly remember playing Avalon Hill board games as a teenager. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 335 – Thanksgiving Everyday

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” — Robert Caspar Linter As we finished our dinner this afternoon, I reflected on my childhood Thanksgivings. A day off school, the start of the Christmas season, and the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 334 – 9 Ways To Give Your Time Online

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow For the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re staying in a rental house in a tiny town on the Oregon coast. For me, the plan … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 333 – Watch And Learn

“For every discipline effort, there are multiple rewards.” — Jim Rohn After entire seasons of middle school volleyball and cross country, I finally had the opportunity to watch the third youth sport undertaken in our family this year – Chung Kuo … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 332 – Guarding Against Moths or Butterflies?

We all go through life guarded, the degree to which varies from person to person and moment to moment. Our guardedness determines how open (or closed) we are to new ideas (or people). Seth Godin wrote about it a few … Continue reading

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