Monthly Archives: August 2012

Maybe There’s A Reason “I” Is Always Capitalized

“Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.” — Henry Van Dyke, The Prison and the Angel The next time you write a blog entry or type a Facebook status update, before you post, do a search for the … Continue reading

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Back To School

“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.” — Faith Baldwin Restart. Do Over. Reset. Try Again. Fresh Start. Redo. Take Two. Start Over. Every school year is a chance to do all of those things. It’s a chance to make … Continue reading

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Boring Or Bored

“Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald Every job, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Enough To Say Thanks

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy It’s not enough to say thanks … … you also have to mean … Continue reading

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Little Margin For Error

“Seldom do people discern Eloquence under a threadbare cloak.” — Juvenal I received this fundraising request from the Tigard Good Neighbor Center the other day. It is a stark reminder that something simple like a day off of work isn’t so … Continue reading

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Being Right

“Pessimist:  One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.” — Oscar Wilde Many people worry about being right. Their viewpoint is right. Their side is the right. Their arguments are right. Their team is right. Their … Continue reading

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Sandwiched

“You’ve heard of the sandwich generation? Well, I feel like a piece of meat.” — Eric Winger It’s hard having teenage children. Or so I’ve been told. It’s hard having aging parents. Or so I’ve been told. It’s hard having … Continue reading

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