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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