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Taking Inventory… Sailing Adventure… Jan 7th, Here We Come…

December 20, 2011 3 Comments

Time is ticking and it is getting close to the start of our big adventure.  If you’re not aware of the big sailing adventure, I’ll fill you in.  My wife and I are taking our 3 boys out of school for 8 months so that we can sail around the Eastern Caribbean.  Very exciting!  This […]

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What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You…. Huh?

December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Have you experienced the situation where someone has bad news to give you and yet they don’t say anything. They feel that because it’s bad news, there’s some good reason to procrastinate or not tell you about the bad news. They believe that what they are doing is actually being nice. Or, perhaps they feel […]

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A Crime… Possibly Your Crime

June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Many people have experienced crime of some sort.  Perhaps you had something stolen from you.  Hopefully nothing worse. I was thinking about a crime the other day that likely goes unreported.  And, I expect that it may be prevalant. The crime that I’m talking about is loss of dreaming, the disappearance of aspirations.  I think […]

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Genius or Practice

June 7, 2011 0 Comments

I’m part way through an interesting book called The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. It’s based on some interesting research which has implications that can benefit everyone. The Talent Code deals with how hotbeds of talent arise and what are the factors in the creation of real talent or some might say “genius”. Daniel Coyle […]

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It’s what you do… isn’t it?

January 31, 2011 0 Comments

Listen.  That’s one of the best actions one can take to discover more about oneself. A colleague once asked me why I wasn’t listed under a certain topic area in a directory.  I responded that I was actually under other areas.  Her response was eye-opening, or perhaps… ear opening.  She said… “Isn’t that what you […]

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The Scarcest Resource of All…

December 24, 2010 0 Comments

We often hear about the scarcity of many of our natural resources.  Maybe it’s oil, precious metals, minerals.  There are however other resources which are generally in short supply. Probably one of the scarcest resources in the world is…  calm.  When you spend a little time thinking about your life, you will likely be like […]

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I need a BBQ

April 14, 2010 0 Comments

Okay, apart from sharing some personal stuff, what’s so exciting about needing a BBQ?  Well, I do love to BBQ and I was really excited to get a new BBQ since the old one was on its last legs.  But, the really interesting thing I learned was in the shopping process. You see the process […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?!?

March 30, 2010 1 Comment

I saw an interesting title in the last couple of days.  In fact, it’s for a new tv show called, “Who Do You Think You Are?”.  I believe that the show is about celebrity geneology.  Interesting.  We’ll see if it does well.  For me what was interesting was not that there’s a new show coming out […]

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Be Happy Or Else

February 10, 2008 0 Comments

Research and reporting on happiness is everywhere. One article I read recently discusses the elusiveness of happiness. There was a discussion about nature versus nurture – are you born happy or can you become happy. As with many arguments, the research still suggests that you are born with a level natural happiness that you can […]

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Franklin & the Art of Team Building

January 15, 2008 0 Comments

I have 3 children and as part of my world, I get to watch a lot of children’s television.  Now, some of it is awful but much of it is very good.  Often there is a moral or a learning point.  And, yes, these learning points are pretty basic but everyone needs to keep hearing […]

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