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Living Authentic

Living Authentic I was listening to a recording telling listeners how we need to live authentically. Be yourself. Be you. Immediately I thought, “No! Don’t! I dislike the ‘you’ so very much! It’s not ‘who’ you are meant to be! You can be better than that!” Then I realized we all live behind a mask that…

Source of Knowledge

Source of Knowledge (Audio) Middle of the night thinking is sometimes suspect! The brain is not alert, eyes are blurry from a long day of looking at words, and sleep keeps running away or smashing into your face trying to force you back to bed. But it is sometimes a middle of the night thought that…

First Steps

First Steps (Audio) Do you remember your first steps as a child? Probably not. Teetering with no true sense of balance, on muscles not yet developed, and doing something totally new, yet instinctual. I remember my kid’s first steps… And this made me remember the many “firsts” on many fronts. We’ve all experienced hundreds and…

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…

What Is A Friend?

What Is A Friend? (Audio) My bride and I have chatted recently how our busy lives make it difficult to enjoy being around friends. We make time for the family, but it’s often easier to crash in the evening and recoup on Saturday than to carve out time for friends. Maybe it’ll be different after…

Action Triumphs Words

Action Triumphs Words (Audio) Why do things happen at the time they occur? Political, cultural and economic pressures often cause an eruption from hidden, yet known pressures. The pressure builds and finally produces a head, sort of like a volcano that is rumbling deep and the pressure dome builds to a point that it is certain…