Category: Life

Lessons from the Great Depression for the Time of Coronavirus

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Western Omelette was a fixture in Colorado Springs for 28 years until 2:00 p.m. on March 29. My daughter, Diana, and her husband, Todd, always tried to eat there when they were on that side of the Springs. Di says they had the best green chili in town and the place was always packed. Now, it’s closed. Only a month  »  Read More

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

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