Monthly Archives: December 2012

Squeezing Ever Tighter

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.” — Thomas Merton There will be many goals set tomorrow on New Year’s Day. Goals like learning a new language, writing a book, cleaning out the garage, and being more productive are at … Continue reading

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Stuck Inside Our Own Worldview

“We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.” — George Bernard Shaw The more our media specializes, the greater the risk of getting stuck in our … Continue reading

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The Most Underused Word In The English Language Today

“You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” — Proverb There’s a word that’s almost completely missing today in our national dialogue. It’s not used much by Fox News, MSNBC, Salon, The Huffington Post, Politico, or any of the … Continue reading

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Looking Forward On The Path Of Giving Time

“But where were they going Without ever knowing the way?” — Fastball, The Way Yesterday, I looked inward at two years of giving my time. Today, the question is … … Where do I go from here? The short answer … Continue reading

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Looking Inward – The Culmination Of Two Years Of Giving

“We *do* have time to make a difference.” — GiveOurTime.com Two years ago today, the day after Christmas, I sat at our dining room table. The kids were fighting, there was wrapping paper everywhere, and the Christmas tree was at … Continue reading

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Someone Somewhere

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  “ — Alexander Smith At any given moment, someone somewhere is smiling. At any given moment, a shut-in gets a visitor. At any given moment, a woman tries to be a little kinder. … Continue reading

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We Are All Santa Claus

“Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus!… There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” — Francis P. Church Santa sure gives a lot. He not … Continue reading

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