Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dealing with Aging

Ever had a moment when your age was old, approaching fossildom? That happened to me on Monday night.  I went to my son Andrew’s Schreiner University basketball game—in Kerrville, Texas.  As the teams warmed up, music wasn’t playing…it was blaring.  … Continue reading

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Drop Kick me, Jesus…

I remember, although not in detail.  A good friend, Sam Smith, at the time [more than ten years ago], was the National Basketball Association sportswriter-editor for the Chicago Tribune.  I always admired Sam…if for no other reason he valued integrity … Continue reading

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A Case for Class

Some ladies have class.  Some don’t.  Of course that’s not gender isolating, simply a thought triggered this morning when reading about Maggie Daley, wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who died of cancer this past week. Never met … Continue reading

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Flubs Happen

The world swirls all around us.  And truth pushing denial aside, probably more within.  I remember a compelling statement from a theologian and psychiatrist, Edwin Friedman, who said the key to being a leader is, especially in conflict, Be a … Continue reading

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A Visit with Spontaneity [aka Surprises]

Carpe Diem.  Not sure of its preciseness…something about seize the day; grasp the moment; live in the present. It is no secret that in terms of organization, I’m not a bottom feeder.  Getting to each project eventually when I get … Continue reading

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A Taste of Joy

Some times.  Some days.  It goes like this:  life moves from good and blessed to great and really blessed.  I write this morning from the less than famous Pacific Inn Motel in Forks, Washington, the last day of a 4-day … Continue reading

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When Evil Lurks and Lunges

  This past week.  Thoughts haven’t flowed, they haven’t rambled.  They’ve swirled.  Even more, an emotional tsunami.  Guess it’s now the reality, when anything is said mentioning Penn State, well, you can finish that mention.  One dynamic has been constant…no, … Continue reading

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