Annoying behavior that's (unfortunately) revealing.

Anger tells me more about myself than just about any other emotion.  Maybe not specifically anger, because I’m not a very angry person, but certainly impatience.  And that tone of voice we get when we’re annoyed?  One of my least favorite things when I hear it coming out of my mouth. After going through a series of trials, minor and major, I realize this behavior refutes what I think I know about what kind of person I am.  ...more

Separation of Work and Home

  I am going through my house this morning and purging all evidence of work from the house. Before Lunch it will be relegated to the trunk of my car and not see the light of day until I get to work on Monday morning and drag it all in to my office to STAY.  ...more

Is Bigger Always Better?

Goodbye, TV. Hello, Netflix!

About a year ago The Preacher and I decided that it would be in the best interest of our family to give up TV. Not the "put your television on the street" kind of give up, but the "tell the cable guy to shuck it" kind. We were trying to be good stewards of both time and money and felt foregoing TV would be a wise decision....more

Let me encourage you . . . keep it up! Occasionally (since we gave up television) we still ...more

The Wonder of Childhood Memories and Car Rides

Click here for my blog post.I reminice about childhood memories, including car rides, and wonder how memory works and what my kids are storing away...sweet post for the thoughtful reader...more

19 minutes 35 seconds

19 minutes, 35 seconds.  That's how long I've been on Blogher... at least the last time I checked.  I'm probably up to 23 minutes at this point, but really, who cares about the number of seconds that I've been a member? This post is just mostly for me to figure out how all this works.  Once I've worked out the kinks, I'll actually start blogging.  :-) Just for today, Do not anger, Do not worry, Be grateful, Work hard, Be kind to others -Usui Sensei...more

Anthony Robbins: Motivational Speaker

“There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.”“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”“If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.”“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”...more

"CBS Sunday Morning" is like church with coffee.

I just saw a story on ”Sunday Morning” about the man who founded Tom’s Shoes.  His name isn’t Tom, it’s Blake Mycoskie. ”Tom’s” stands for “shoes for tomorrow.” Cameras followed Blake while he gave children their first-ever pair of shoes. I’ve always loved watching a man tie shoes for a child, and today’s show explained how that simple act represents much more.  ...more

10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School

There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School?*This is partly the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back to day one, an encouragement to those of us still engaged in doctoral and masters coursework, theses, and dissertations, and a chance to express the best of what we know to those thinking about embarking on a PhD or MA program....more
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