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Week In Review – 21 Jan 2018

This week started cold but ended hot, and I am referring to not just the temperature. The end of the week signified the End for the U.S. Government.  It is shut down for now.  Amazing as it might seem, the … Continue reading

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To Compromise Or Not?

Look up the word “compromise” and you will get definitions including descriptions like settlement, concession, or less than desirable.   Let’s face it. Compromise by definition is lose-lose.  Each side loses something from what is desired. Sure, we don’t always get … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown?

The headline says, “U.S. Government Shutdown Looms . . .” Being so close to the Capital, I have the dubious honor of a front row seat to observe the world’s greatest deliberative body’s (the U.S. Senate) frantic efforts to prevent … Continue reading

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Emotional Potential

  Emotion like an untamed animal roams through our lives, if unchecked. It can tear our facade, ignite our feeling, and hasten our action. In its purest form, emotion is electric charge travel through our nerves. Like an electric storm,  … Continue reading

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What Augmentation?

When we compare, we judge (not a value statement but a fact).  Are they the same, different, and by how much? Before crossing a street, we ask, in our own mind: is it safe to proceed?  We evaluate the traffics … Continue reading

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It All Depends

What’s your story?  Asked Person 1. Well, that depends. Who wants to know? Answered Person 2. Is the Person 2 being disingenuous? . . . Not necessarily.  Same story can be told differently and yet genuinely depending on a host … Continue reading

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Hypothermia

This morning, for the first time, I got a taste of hypothermia while running. It had been cold the past few days with temperatures staying below freezing.  Grounds was dry, so was the air.  Ice had sucked away any moisture.  … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 14 Jan 2018

Know thyself is the common thread in my posts this week.  Pure luck or me being cooped up inside from the cold has something to do with it?  Either way, it is a subject I would never exhaust. Your thing is … Continue reading

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“Hope Is A Function Of Struggle”

Karen Beth’s piece below better illuminates the phrase, “hope is a function of struggle” by Renee Brown.  Better because Karen’s own struggle with sexual abuse as a child makes the phrase more personal and meaningful. Her interpretation of hope that … Continue reading

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Working With Digital World

  Digital world, not to be confused with virtual reality, is in our everyday life.   We interact with it through calling, navigating, reading, writing, etc.  And the list goes on.  The digital world is definitely real.  In fact, for many … Continue reading

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