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A Brief Lesson in Observation

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A Brief Lesson in Observation

When my niece was a baby, her mother sang the following song to her and every time the words “see” or “sea” came up, she’d raise my niece’s hands to uproarious laughter. A sailor went to sea. To see what he could see. But all that he could see, Was the the bottom of the […]

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Transitions – The Last Ride

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Transitions – The Last Ride

Tuesday was a beautiful, almost spring day. It was sunny, the temperature was 65, and a new crop of bugs was hitting me in the face. You see, I was on my last motorcycle ride where, at the end of the ride, I would sell my bike to Classic Iron, one of the largest used […]

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Volunteering: Do you Have an Hour or Two?

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Volunteering: Do you Have an Hour or Two?

Have you ever seen what happens in a group of first graders when the teacher says, “I need a volunteer”? The hands shoot up like popcorn and every kid wants to get picked. In contrast, have you ever seen what happens in a group of adult learners when the instructor says, “I need a volunteer”? […]

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The Value of Mentors

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The Value of Mentors

Someone once said that the great thing about golf is that you get immediate feedback after every shot. For some of us, the feedback is brutal and routinely includes the words “slice” and “hook.” But you can’t deny the value of instantly knowing how well you did. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a […]

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Is it a Fact or Just Your Opinion?

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Is it a Fact or Just Your Opinion?

These days, everyone has an opinion about everything — movies, politics, sports, and whether Jennifer Anniston has pursued any cosmetic enhancements. Inevitably, however, we run into someone with a different opinion who tries to convince us that their opinion is right and that our opinion is wrong. Sometimes, they even bring in scientific facts and […]

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Customer Poker

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Customer Poker

In the poker game of life, it’s not so much about the hand you’re dealt but how you play it. Sometimes, we spend so much time focusing on the bad hand, we fail to see the opportunities for playing our hand differently that are right under our noses. Recently, I visited a Denver restaurant with […]

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A Dose of Humor Each Day is…Funny

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A Dose of Humor Each Day is…Funny

One of the common questions funny people get asked is, “How does the lint get into my belly button?” This is a fair question. I’m not a doctor, but I believe it has something to do with our daily intake of fiber. The most common question funny people get asked is, “How did you get […]

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Hitting the Pause Button

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Hitting the Pause Button

One of my favorite aspects of watching a movie at home is the pause button — well, that and the fact that my popcorn costs less than an ounce of gold. The reason I like the pause button is that it allows me to stop the movie to get a drink, to go to the […]

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Is it a Problem to Say, “You’re Welcome?”

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Is it a Problem to Say, “You’re Welcome?”

The words we choose at any given time may be more importanter than we realize. Or something like that. Recently, I arrived at one of my favorite travel restaurants: Cracker Barrel. I like CB because it offers an all-day variety of breakfast items, home cooked vegetables, and a cornucopia of fried meats. Oh, and they […]

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Let Me Sleep On It

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Let Me Sleep On It

I share this out of deep respect for the Post-Thanksgiving-Meal Nap. I love to sleep. I’m good at it. And I can sleep anywhere — planes, trains, automobiles, and even waiting rooms. More than once, I’ve been awakened by “Mr. Culberson, the dentist will see you now.” Yet, “sleeping in” is a challenge for me. […]

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