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Status Quo or Real Change

A common thread that joins the supporters of Mr. Trump, Ms. Stein, and Mr. Johnson is a burning desire to up end the status quo. That is also a key motivator of a common disparagement of Ms. Clinton. So riddle … Continue reading

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Pray For Me. I’m Going Political

Consider this fair warning my digital  peeps.  I’m going political. I know that the interwebs may not be the most effective forum to attempt political persuasion.  Without a doubt it is more prone to rabid shouting than thoughtful debate. All … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Candidates

I’ve voted in every local, state, and national election since I was first eligible.  I take my voting responsibilities seriously, a joyful obligation in return for the benefits and pleasures of being an American citizen.  I believe in America’s greatness, … Continue reading

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Damn Hallmark and Their Too Tidy Visions Of Love

(A note to a friend who lost her husband in the past year) I am suspicious you will have a different kind of Valentines day tomorrow given the events of the past year and all the loves that have moved … Continue reading

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Back Legs Matter or The Little Seat Co-op: An Allegory for our Times

Once upon a time, in a place much like this one, in a time not so unlike ours, there was a little company.  It wasn’t a big concern, just a few people pursuing their passion for well made seating, primarily … Continue reading

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Core Values and Vital Symmetries

A number of years ago as part of my professional development I went off to a Covey seminar on Core Values.  I found the class interesting, but in the end, felt that it left something important unsaid about how I … Continue reading

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Musings on Heritage from a Part-Time Southerner

I wasn’t born there, but I did live in the South for 12 years, deep in the Mississippi Pine Forests. From my first days of High School until just after Grad School, I luxuriated in all the best the South has … Continue reading

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Beyond Fear and Anger

In this angry and polarized moment of history, a first step on a better path is to seek to understand those who we feel are most unlike us. To take that first step, we must be willing to understand that … Continue reading

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