Posted on October 21, 2014

Inflating a Blimp With a Bicycle Pump

In his book of essays titled “Palm Sunday” novelist Kurt Vonnegut says of writers, “Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought ...

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Posted on October 20, 2014

Not Everyone Needs To Believe In Your Dreams

Not everyone needs to believe in your dreams. Your boss doesn’t. Your pastor doesn’t. Your family doesn’t. Your friends don’t. It’s nice if they all do, but it’s not totally necessary. Because not everyone needs to believe in your ...

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Posted on October 16, 2014

If It’s Not Easy, You’re Probably On the Right Track

It can be tempting sometimes to look for the easy road, the comfortable path, the guaranteed outcome. But I’m not sure that life works like that (and I’m not sure that it should). So, remember, if you have to work hard to get it, it’s probably ...

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Posted on October 15, 2014

Pointless Parenting

A few weeks ago, I saw a dad trying in vain to deal with his 3-year-old girl who was trying to look through the window of her big sister’s classroom. “Matilda come away from there, Matilda come away from there, Matilda come ...

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Posted on October 14, 2014

If It Looks Like an Opportunity

If it looks like an opportunity. If it feels like an opportunity. If you suspect in any way, shape or form that it’s an opportunity. Then it’s an opportunity. So don’t miss it. Don’t hesitate. Don’t create excuses or redefine the ...

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Posted on October 14, 2014

E. B. White’s Letter of Hope

In 1973, E.B. White, the author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, received a letter from a fan expressing his dismay at the world and concern for the future. This is White’s timeless and brilliant response: Dear Mr. Nadeau: As long as ...

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