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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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To Whom Are You Speaking?

“To speak and to speak well are two things.  A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.” — Ben Jonson Every utterance, every sound, every word is a message. So is everything you write, everything you say, and everything … Continue reading

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The Glass Story

“Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how we explain how things work, how we make decisions, how we justify our decisions, how … Continue reading

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Giving Time Is More Than Volunteering

“Just think of [painting our living room] as another volunteering project.” — My wife, Melissa To many, giving time is only volunteering in the classic sense – working at a food bank, cleaning up a trail, picking up trash, or … Continue reading

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