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Taking the “Ech” out of Technology

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Taking the “Ech” out of Technology

Whenever anyone complains about the challenges of today’s technology, I always reboot my memory back to my first social work job when I had to fill out forms by hand…in triplicate…using carbon paper. For those of you who are too young to remember carbon paper, just imagine a piece of paper that’s slick on one […]

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Just Being

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Just Being

I recently got demoted by United Airlines. Well, that’s not exactly true. They didn’t really demote me. I just didn’t fly as much last year so my frequent flyer status is lower. In the big scheme of things, this is not a big deal. It’s not a serious illness; it’s not a car accident; it’s […]

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Living in a World of Impermanence

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Living in a World of Impermanence

The C&O Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA is a very special place for my wife and me. Back in 1982, when I was in college, I had more hair but less money. I took my then girlfriend Wendy to the C&O Restaurant for Valentine’s Day. We had a wonderful evening but the meal set me back […]

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Yep, I’m an Extroverted Introvert

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Yep, I’m an Extroverted Introvert

For years, I’ve bragged about turning a social disability of talking too much into a lucrative career as a professional speaker. My loquaciousness (that’s “blabbing” for you non-talkers) works well for my job but can be a challenge for my wife who has spent the last thirty-one years becoming a professional listener. Thankfully, she rarely […]

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It’s Good to Retreat

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It’s Good to Retreat

I remember a colleague once saying that he no longer went on “retreats” but preferred to go on “advances.” I like that. A retreat should always lead to an advance. And recently, I experienced a retreat that might very well advance me into a good place in the future. It all started with a casual […]

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What Do You See?

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What Do You See?

I made an interesting discovery the other day. It turns out that I have a fairly noticeable birthmark on the back of my head, and I only just discovered it…at 57 years of age. Geez. Last week, I was trimming the ever-decreasing band of hair around my head. Oh, and yes, I do my own […]

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What I Learned – Sentara and Pharmacy Summit

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What I Learned – Sentara and Pharmacy Summit

Welcome to Ron’s video blog called “What I Learned” where he describes what he has learned from his clients. If you click the link below, you will land on the video page to see Ron’s smiling face and hear his sultry voice! Or if you prefer to avoid all of that, you can read the […]

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A String of Silliness

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A String of Silliness

When I was young, I got some great toys on Christmas and for my birthdays. For instance, one year, I asked for a Johnny Lightning race car set. This was a cool toy where you used a manual accelerator to shove race cars around an oval track. And I did get that particular toy for […]

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The Season for The Reason…Wait, What?

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The Season for The Reason…Wait, What?

Shortly after Memorial Day, the Christmas decorations went up. OK, I’m exaggerating. But sometimes it feels that way, doesn’t it? I wonder if one day, we’ll just leave the decorations up all year. In my Christian faith, I often hear people remind us to remember the “reason for the season.” In other words, instead of […]

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What I Learned – Carolinas Center & Ferguson

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What I Learned – Carolinas Center & Ferguson

Welcome to Ron’s video blog called “What I Learned” where he describes what he has learned from his clients. If you click the link below, you will land on the video page to see Ron’s smiling face and hear his sultry voice! Or if you prefer to avoid all of that, you can read the […]

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