June 11, 2016

It’s a good thing to learn early that other people’s opinions do not matter unless they happen to be true. (Phyllis Bottome, 20th century British novelist and short story writer) How important are other people’s opinions to you? Often we seem to...

June 10, 2016

People don’t do what you expect but what you inspect. (Louis V. Gerstner, Jr, American businessman) Many have discovered this truth through bad experiences. We’ve asked someone to do something for us, and we expected them to do it. Asking once...

June 9, 2016

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) There is such a thing as...

#11 – Striking Out

Back in the early ‘80s, Toyota sales were very strong. Most domestic dealers had a 90-day supply of cars and trucks in stock. If a domestic dealer sold 50 units a month he would carry an inventory of 150 units in stock. But Toyota dealers in the...

June 8, 2016

Those [persons who] are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher) A lot of attention is focused on politics during this election year in the U.S., and some are...

Sun to Fuel, Son to Fuel

We have a wood-burning stove, so part of our walks is to spot trees that could be potential wood for our stove. Think about this: The sun provides the light for the process of photosynthesis, which creates the nutrients for the trees to grow. We...

June 7, 2016

The most worthwhile things in life often only come to flower over a long period of time. (Alistair Begg, pastor and author) Someone else has said, “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” When...

June 6, 2016

Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. (Marie Kondo, Japanese organizing consultant and author) You may not be disposed to hang on to things from the past, but many are. They just can’t let...

June 5, 2016

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. (Victor Hugo, 19th century novelist and dramatist) Hugo certainly was not against education, however. He also said, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Formal education is...

June 4, 2016

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job. (George Crane, columnist) This is commencement time, and graduates are eager to find just the right job, the one that promises security and a successful future. In...

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