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Standing with others may be the first step to helping them

I have been thinking these last few days about a quotation attributed to the German writer Goethe: “If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you … Continue reading

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The unintended consequences of change

Just before Christmas, I made a lot of changes to my 2009 Apple iMac computer. I installed new memory cards and doubled its RAM from 4 to 8GB. I upgraded the operating system to Apple’s newest Mavericks OS. I upgraded … Continue reading

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Stop the world, I need to make a decision!

Has this ever happened to you? You finally work up enough nerve to ask someone out, but the person already has a date. You ponder for days whether to put in for that new job at work, only to find … Continue reading

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‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’

Ever since eighth-grade history class, when I first encountered those famous words by FDR, I’ve wondered about their meaning. How could you fear fear? I just didn’t make sense to me. Then along comes life—a few hard knocks, some doubts … Continue reading

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Jefferson, revolution and independence

I had the good fortune of attending the University of Virginia, a school with many traditions associated with its celebrated founder Thomas Jefferson. It’s “Mr. Jefferson’s University,” and his presence is still felt in the “academical village” he created in … Continue reading

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Don’t be a creature of habit, change your routine!

The other day I had one of those Aha! moments. It was such a small thing that at first I didn’t think much of it. But as I contemplated my “discovery,” I realized it had repercussions for other areas in … Continue reading

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On the threshold of a dream…

Have you ever felt that you’re standing on the threshold of a dream? Maybe you’ve gotten in on the ground floor of the “next big thing.” Or you’re part of something that just might change history. I’d say most of … Continue reading

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Dealing with uncertainty

In these economic times, you can’t really escape uncertainty. Even Warren Buffett, I would guess, lies awake some nights wondering if he invested in the right companies. We try our hardest to insulate ourselves from the shocks and vicissitudes of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the loss of my late mustache

It’s been a year since I shaved off and unceremoniously washed down the sink a 35-year companion and confidante—my mustache, my friend, my alter ego! What possesses a man to remove something so close (what could be closer?), so much … Continue reading

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