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One Last Thought About A Rudder

One Last Thought About A Rudder (Audio) We understand that in concert with many factors, a rudder helps a vessel make a turn. It’s a complicated set of tools that coordinate the smooth turn – ailerons, sails, engines, and a host of other tools are used to make a turn and the rudder is simply…

How Does A Rudder Work

How Does A Rudder Work? (Audio) It’s not as simple as you would think… A rudder hangs off the back of the ship just waiting for someone to turn it this way or that so that it can help the ship turn the desired direction. Whether a ship or an airplane, the rudder is part of…

One Degree At A Time

One Degree at a Time: (Audio) Okay. It’s inevitable. We reach the ending of a cycle and check over our shoulders to look at our path in reverse, scan ahead to the next marker and ensure we are headed the correct direction. But what if you need to tweak your direction? What if the direction…

Tolerance = Eventual Acceptance

Tolerance = Eventual Acceptance (Audio) A number of years ago I began working for a new boss on one of my many IT gigs. He was direct, forceful, and yet with a boyish appeal, he could turn a room of professionals his way with a little boy snigger and a joke that would have been…

Winding Down

Winding Down (Audio) Remember those old windup clocks? From wrist watches, pocket watches, to alarm clocks, they all worked because someone took the time to wind up the spring that slowly released under pressure so you could tell the time. Accurately. Some amazing designer understood the mechanics and created something that would work every time. No…

No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn Back in 2015, mom and I went to Israel. Not a pilgrimage as some make, but as an experience of a lifetime. It was February, mostly cool, and even a few hours of rainfall with some sidewalk flooding as we made our ways to the famous and mostly tourist sites with…

Seasonal Shift

Seasonal Shift (Audio) Seasons come, and go, but are so unlike the seasons of our life. True. We may identify our age and mobility to a particular season, but seasons that are defined by our planet’s rotation come and go with understandable regularity. A scientific description may go something like this: Season: “…one of the four…

Just One Thing

Just One Thing (Audio) We heard it Sunday, I read it last week, and a recent study has stated what most of us inherently know, but we do not truly comprehend. Impossible! Our brains cannot direct the body to do more than one thing at a time. True, autonomous systems may function, you know, heartbeat, breath,…

Got A Minute?

Got A Minute? (Audio) We all know someone like this. Have you ever had a person call you on the phone and immediately apologize for interrupting your busy schedule, but they just wanted to talk a couple of minutes? “Got a minute?” If you let the conversation get out of control, ask a question, make…