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The Person Or The Problem?

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” — Author Unknown Listen to a child and it’s easy to figure out who they are blaming for their problems. They’re very direct. But listen to an adult, and … Continue reading

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Utter Failure

Dedicated to anyone who feels they failed to make a difference. Utter Failure I didn’t make the sun shine, There wasn’t a single ray; No matter what I do, I can’t make a sunny day. I didn’t win the lotto, … Continue reading

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Dropping The Ball

“Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, ‘I have failed three times,’ and what happens when he says, ‘I am a failure.’” — S.I. Hayakawa The bad news is … You dropped the ball. You … Continue reading

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25B, B25, or 221B Baker Street

“You know my methods, Watson.” — Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Literature fans know that 221b Baker Street was the residence of a certain brilliant, but flawed, Victorian era literary sleuth. Sherlock Holmes was a man of few mistakes, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 343 – Life’s Equalizer

“I make it a habit to have at least one project brewing at all times that has a non-zero chance of changing the planet, or making a billion dollars, or both. Creating Dilbert was just one out of several dozen … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 327 – It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”  — Edward Bulwer-Lytton Edward Bulwer-Lytton is known for a couple of quotations, “It was a dark and stormy night …” and “The pen is mightier than the sword.”. They are virtual opposites on the … Continue reading

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