Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Brief Reprieve

In July of 2001 I experienced one of the worst parts of the corporate world: looming layoffs. It created one of the most stressful moments in my life to that point. It was bad to start with, but an employee … Continue reading

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The Easy Way

One thing I often heard from my dad growing up was, “If you want an easy way to do something, give it to a lazy person.” He usually said it right after I proudly demonstrated I had figured out an … Continue reading

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Discontinue Use

One Saturday morning while I sat and watched television with my family, my eyes felt a little more squinty than normal (people tell me to open my eyes wider all the time, as if I’m doing it on purpose). I … Continue reading

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Autumn Arrives

My wife and I greatly looked forward to our daughter being born long before we even knew she was our daughter. Once we did find out she was a girl, we already had a name picked out. The name we … Continue reading

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The Thing With Routine

People really are creatures of habit. We like, for the most part, when things remain the same and unchanged. We like doing things the same way repeatedly. I don’t know if it’s the calming familiarity of a set pattern, or … Continue reading

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50 Things I Learned From My Father

My father has taught me many things in my nearly 40 years. Some of them were things he directly said, and some lessons came from how he lives. Some he meant me to teach me and some he may have … Continue reading

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