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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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FEAR, FAITH and SPIRIT

  The thoughts below come from the notion of fear and faith being perfectly correlated, inversely.  The more you have of one, the less you have of the other. Paralyzed by FEAR Fear of admitting failure or of having made a mistake Fear of losing what is most important Fear of what others think or

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Personal Power, Influence and Changing the Status Quo

  In most organizations there is a prevailing culture that is either receptive to creative change or resistant to it.  As someone who might wish to influence change that you believe would improve the overall performance and position of your organization, it might help you to know how best to do that.   Everyone has qualities

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LIVING AND DYING WELL

Assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case.”   Annie Dillard, On Writing, p. 68 At age 41 I had an epiphany about my own mortality. I was leaving my office, driving through a parking lot toward the main street. I had to stop the car as

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RETIREMENT, REFLECTION, RENEWAL

About 6 years ago I wrote my “official” letter of retirement after 12 years of working in association with a fine and well-educated group of professional colleagues.  I had the liberty and benefit of a “home office” in northern New Mexico during that time although that required a fair amount of travel.  It’s the old

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WALKING INTO THE WOODS, INTO THE HILLS

Like Thoreau and Bill Bryson, I took myself into the woods today, mostly for a walk up and down the hills, for the clear, cool air, the views of the distant mountains and landscapes.  There is nothing quite like a walk among the trees, the juniper, piñon, aspen and ponderosas around here. They seem like

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LIVING AND DYING WELL

Assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients.  That is, after all, the case.”    Annie Dillard, On Writing, p. 68 At age 41 I had an epiphany about my own mortality. I was leaving my office, driving through a parking lot toward the main street.  I had to stop the car as

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