“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”~ Alex Haley. I had a totally new experience last weekend.  I am a world weary traveller, been travelling since I was young.  My first trip to a foreign land was at age seven, when the whole family took a car […]

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”~John F. Kennedy.  I am screeching to the end of a particularly hectic week, one in which multiple deadlines collided.  Perhaps some of them could have been avoided with better time management, but […]

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”~Helen Keller (a blind woman!). How do you start your day, your week, your month?  Do you jump out of bed, smiling and greeting the opportunity to live life to the fullest?  Or do you moan and groan, resenting, fighting, complaining and counting the […]

Set a better example (Better set an example)~Alton Ellis. Teaching and learning are two completely different concepts.  Ask any teacher!  You may teach your heart out, but if learning has not taken place, you were ineffective.  When I think of the image of a college professor standing in a large auditorium, expounding at great length […]

FMM 7 31 15 Make a U-Turn “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~Lao Tzu. I have always joked that a journey is no fun if you don’t have to make at least one or two U-turns.  I once had a GPS (navigational system) that spoke to […]

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” ~ W. Clement Stone. Metaphors and allegories.  My father used some phrases that I grew up hearing, and often not understanding.  “You have to box dicey” he would say.  From the context I eventually realized it meant to be careful, watch your step.  I don’t think he was […]

There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek I read a poem recently, a cautionary tale, told from the point of view of a person who needed to talk, to be listened to. The poem reminded me that often when people need to talk, we jump in with […]

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