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Two ears, one mouth. Let that simple math guide you

“If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.” (Robert Baden-Powell) Some years ago I was a teacher of Religious Education at my Church. Every Monday night, for 90 minutes, I … Continue reading

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Preparation is the key to finding agreement

“It’s easy to find reasons for division between people; finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness.” (Unknown) I will admit to you that this next principle sometimes gives me fits. It isn’t that I am unclear on … Continue reading

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Taking a lesson from President Lincoln

“A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.” (Abraham Lincoln) I will admit, I have used this quote before but never really checked what the definition of “gall” was in this context before writing this piece. … Continue reading

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Admitting our errors in matters large and small

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” (Bruce Lee) I am a sports fan. There are quite a lot of American Sports that have held my interest over the years. The highest among them has … Continue reading

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Taking a lesson from a very old “dad joke”

“I’ve only been wrong once in my life, and then it turned out I was mistaken.” (My Dad) Those who have been longtime readers of my blog know that my dad died when I was only six years old from … Continue reading

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Don’t argue!

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still” (Unknown) I mentioned in a recent post that I was once on my High School debate team. For 4 years, I worked hard to hone the skill of … Continue reading

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Follow the Boy Scout slogan, and do a good turn daily

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” (William James) A few years back I worked in a large building, with about 1,500 people in it. All of us worked for the same company. There was … Continue reading

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