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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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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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S.A.D. No More

SAD stands for seasonal affective disorder (commonly known as the winter blues). This winter, I have gained weight. Especially on the heel of the marathon in November, the increase is dramatic and astronomical.  I could rationalize that the added layer … Continue reading

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What Support?

Support is important.  Look at your feet.  Aren’t they supported by the ground?  Same is true when it comes to human relation. Behind every Best Actor there is a supporting cast. No one can do it alone. Unfortunately in our winner-take-all … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 31 Dec 2017

Last day of 2017. My curiosity was perked this week by the unique nature of this period between Christmas & New Year and led me to search a proper name for it. I finally settled on the choice of Merryneum. During the … Continue reading

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What Am I Good At?

“What am I good at?” is a question that took me a long time to articulate.  Why?  It is taking me a long time in part because my personality and the other because of my upbringing. As an introvert, I … Continue reading

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Psychological Wounds 101

Psychological wounds are injuries to our mental health like rejection, criticism, and failure. They are common in our day-to-day experience but are not necessarily well handled according to Dr. Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist. Sure, as kids, we heard the … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Know

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. ― Albert Einstein I am no Einstein, but as I journey through life I can definitely relate to what he meant about “how much I don’t know.”  A … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 17 Dec 2017

Technology is great if you master it.  Otherwise, its impact could be cumbersome.  Email, social media, and the sorts are cases in point. Similarly, politics operates at a different level in that its mastery is never-ending (because people are more … Continue reading

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