Category: Life

Five Things You Can Do in The Time of Coronavirus

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It could be that the media is stirring this all up. It could be that the crisis is overblown. But the truth is that most of us are living today in a way we wouldn’t have predicted two weeks ago. My maternal grandfather lost his business in the Depression. Suddenly, the family wasn’t living in a substantial and  »  Read More

Why I don’t do April Fool’s pranks

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I still remember the look on Ron’s face. He was a sharp guy who worked for a client of mine. He was young, just starting out, and a little “stiff.” That’s why we selected him as the object of our April Fool’s Day prank. The prank was no big deal, I thought. We wrote a letter (this was before  »  Read More

Mom’s Wise Sayings

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“You should write those down.” We recently moved to Hartsville, South Carolina, and I was talking with a woman I met at a reception. She was impressed by one of my mother’s common sayings. My mother had many gifts, and one of them was condensing wisdom into memorable phrases. My father sometimes called her “The  »  Read More

4 Ways to Keep Work from Killing You

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When a conversation turns to work, Tom will regale you with stories of how many hours he puts in. He’s certainly following that advice to be the first one in the office and the last one to leave. And he doesn’t really leave. He takes work home. He keeps his cellphone with him all the time. He answers emails in the  »  Read More

The Two Roads of Life

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“I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” I don’t know precisely what “yellow wood” Frost was thinking of when he wrote that poem, but I  »  Read More

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