“Familiarity breeds contempt” -Aesop   The Fox and the Lion was written as one of Aesop’s fables to teach those in upper positions to not become too chummy with those ‘beneath’ them. The thinking was that their becoming too familiar with subordinates would result in a loss of the proper respect they are owed. It is […]

Never Call Them Out
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Listen Completely

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway “Graaanddaaaddy, Mother says you’re a reeal cowboy. Is that truue?” The words are mine, but the voice is one of so long ago that I hardly recognize that little girl with the thick southern drawl. Listening to the tape made long before we could […]

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Stories that Matter

“When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us. Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong…” ~Brene Brown “This is deep,” my friend said and sent a video my way. I watched without sound and […]

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A Little Good News

“One more sad story’s one more than I can stand Just once how I’d like to see the headline say “Not much to print today, can’t find nothin’ bad to say” ~ Rory Michael Bourke, Charlie Black, Tommy Rocco Good Morning! On my walk… The bluebirds were flying between the field and a fence, eating worms […]

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Hitting a Home Run

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, “Sure, every time.” ~ Mickey Mantle When the football team takes the field, they take it planning to win the game, yet one team will lose. Every swimmer, runner, dancer, gymnast wants to win the […]

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