Monthly Archives: January 2013

Our elevator is broken. Quick, call Ross Perot!

Wikipedia is WRONG. Wikipedia begins their article on Perot with: Henry Ross Perot is an American businessman best known for running for President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. I disagree. Well, maybe he is “best known” for … Continue reading

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Hitting RESTART on Your Thought Process

It’s interesting how the computer industry has so effectively adopted many of our everyday words. There’s talk of viruses, worms, defaults, firewalls, domains, portals, peripherals, and the list goes on and on. All perfectly good words, both inside the computer … Continue reading

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The Empathy Milestone

Ever heard of Theory of Mind? It’s one of those complicated concepts often discussed by philosophers, but for our purposes today, we’ll consider it to be the ability to “put oneself into the shoes of another.” Or more accurately, the … Continue reading

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Whoa… Am I Invisible?

Ever get the feeling that nobody’s listening to you, that maybe you’ve even become invisible? Start a story and people just look over your shoulder at something more important, or the ultimate – just walk away as if you’re not … Continue reading

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Consider taking more risks in 2013

Circus elephants are incredibly powerful animals, and yet they’re typically confined to a small area by nothing more than a tiny chain around their neck that’s connected to a stake in the ground. As baby elephants, they were held captive … Continue reading

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Invention Convention

For the past 20 years or so I’ve had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving as a judge for the INVENTION CONVENTION at one of our local elementary schools. If you’ve never actually been to an invention convention, it’s … Continue reading

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Losing Weight This Year?

The most popular New Year’s resolution each and every year is to lose weight. Don’t deny it. You’ve been there, and if you’re still going through the virtually pointless exercise of creating New Year’s resolutions, LOSE A FEW POUNDS has … Continue reading

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Perseverance: Life or Death?

There must be thousands of stories telling us how important it is to keep on keeping on. Never, ever quit. If you don’t succeed at first… and on and on. In most instances, our desire to quit a project we’re … Continue reading

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Always a Better Way

Do you remember your very first “a-ha” moment? Not that time when your kindergarten teacher got right in your face to explain something and it finally clicked. No, I’m talking about that moment when

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