Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 31, 2017 Lets Pretend

My coworkers and I were fortunate to see two Halloween celebrations this year. Last Friday, all the parents who work in our building were allowed to bring their kids around to the offices for trick or treating. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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October 30, 2017 Pick your -ism

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill Since my colleague referenced Churchill awhile back, I thought I’d use it as a springboard to talk about one of my favorite … Continue reading

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October 29, 2017 – Why?

One of the more interesting books I read in Russian was a children’s book titled “Why”. It follows a little Russian boy asking his Mom “why” every time she tells him something.  Most parents are familiar with this exercise. I … Continue reading

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October 28, 2017 – Love is a Verb

“George Washington Carver said we should be kind to others: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because … Continue reading

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October 27, 2017 – Tech Talk

It has been awhile since I have posted about tech items, and I was having difficulty knowing what to write about today, so I thought this would be a good time to update my advice.  A lot has happened in … Continue reading

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October 26, 2017 – Ebeneezers, Standing Stones and Remembrance

Webster’s defines an Ebeneezer as “a commemoration of divine assistance”.  In the Bible it could take different forms, but the most common was a standing stone or pile of stones.  It was a monument to remind the people of what … Continue reading

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October 24, 2017 Arguments

”When you are arguing with an idiot, a passerby sees two idiots.” – Mark Twain Twain’s advice is sound for all of us. I see the “conversation” occurring between a congresswoman and the White House Chief if Staff and can’t … Continue reading

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October 23, 2017 – Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Reading the news these days is just depressing. It seems that everyone is finding a reason to be mad about something.  I understand part of that is the need for the media to generate emotions and in turn generate interest … Continue reading

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October 22, 2017 – 52 Books – 52 Weeks

I resolved to read 52 books this year – one a week.  The year is almost finished and I’ve read 45. Here are the top 10 books I’ve read so far divided into 2 categories, fiction and non-fiction: Fiction Neverwhere … Continue reading

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October 21, 2017 – Flawed Perfection

This post was inspired by some recent discussions with friends and some colleagues about how everyone else seems to have perfect lives as they are going through various issues and adversity.  We seem to forget the concept of “the grass … Continue reading

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