May 16, 2016

There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner. (G. K. Chesterton, 18th-19th century English writer, philosopher) Life has its ups and downs for all of us. There are times when we feel really...

May 15, 2016

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. (Mark Twain, humorist, author) Everyone will agree, no doubt, that we ought always to do what is right. But, who determines right and wrong? Is there a universal...

May 14, 2016

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing. (Thomas Troward, 19th-20th century English author) Troward goes on to say, “And this [sincere intention] will in...

May 13, 2016

Giving answers is easy; asking good questions is the real skill. (Neil Cole, pastor and author) Many times, the best answer to a question is another question that clarifies the issue and helps to discover the inquirer’s perspective. Don’t be too...

May 12, 2016

Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life. It’s a line from an episode in a TV sitcom, but it’s worth thinking about. We’ve learned over the years to communicate in a variety of ways: words, gestures, facial expressions, and...

Where Am I Going?

During the 1890s, Oliver Wendell Holmes was the chief justice of the Supreme Court. One day he was traveling on a train and had all of his papers spread out on the seat across from him, next to him, and even on the floor. He was totally consumed...

May 11, 2016

Reputation derives its principal support from success. (George Washington, American Revolutionary War general and 1st president of the United States) Washington’s quote must be taken in context, of course. He was likely thinking of the tremendous...

May 10, 2016

A House is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. (Benjamin Franklin, early American writer of proverbs) A responsible parent or guardian does everything possible to provide for the health of his family by...

If It Stinks, Why Do I Roll in It?

Why do my dogs think they need to roll in manure or decaying animal carcass? What can they be thinking? Is there something therapeutic in the oils of a decaying animal? I don’t have a good answer. But neither do I have an answer for why I...

#4 – Flagship 1 Gets a Name

In 1936, Kiichiro Toyoda was granted a license to build cars and trucks in Japan, but the company’s name would not exactly reflect the family name. The number of strokes required to write the name “Toyoda” in Japanese is eight—which in Japanese...

May 9, 2016

One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. (Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani, youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate) When we look at some of the problems in our world, such as illiteracy or poverty, we often hope for some kind of...

May 8, 2016

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. (Andrew Jackson, 7th USA president) Jackson played a major role at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812, so his advice is worth heeding. Gathering...

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