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Tap the Brakes

  I have a buddy who wears his busyness like a Purple Heart. He starts most conversations by telling me how early he started (oh-dark-thirty), how jammed up he is (barely have time for this call) and how late it will be before he finishes ...


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What Are You Carrying?

I just returned from 2 weeks in Ethiopia and Kenya. The next several blog entries are observations, learning and Holy Spirit moments from my time there.      We all shoulder a load.   For some, it is relatively light—an easy burden that allows them ...


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Go Back to Wearing Leather Helmets

Sunday’s two NFL playoff games provided several ESPN Sports Center-worthy big hits resulting in players getting carted off the field.   The most popular sport in America is becoming its most dangerous as well. Not surprisingly, the TV ratings are surging. The NFL now tops ...


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Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked and Diced

    Brown potatoes scattered (spread on the grill), smothered (with onions), covered (with cheese), chunked (with diced ham) and diced (with tomatoes).   It’s sort of a health food menu item on the Waffle House menu!   It’s also the condition of a lot ...


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Valuing Time—Even When You’re Not Dying

    Time is your most valuable currency.   Not money. Not work. Not even friendships.   Given time, we can usually make more money, find more work or develop more friendships. But given money, we can’t create a minute more time.   According to ...


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DO less Sports

      Statistic:    In 17 seasons as the New York Yankees premier closer, Mariano Rivera has recorded an all-time record 603 saves.   More impressively, he has spent 334 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes on the NYY roster and logged an amazing 64 ...


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Packing Right

    Eugene and Minhee Cho and their three young children are an “average, middle class” family in Seattle.   But seeing the impoverished places in Burma, South East Asia, Africa and Central America with their own eyes wrecked them. It wasn’t just the overwhelming ...


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Auguring In

        It was a horrific crash.   The vintage P-51 Mustang hit the Reno tarmac like a missile, injuring scores of air show spectators and killing 74 year old pilot Jimmy Leeward as well as nine others. It appears that something fell ...


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REST on your LABOR Day

      P.J. O’Rourke in his hilarious column in today’s Wall Street Journal, The Case Against Summer, suggests that Americans stink at rest. The best we can muster, says O’Rourke, is a “tense and busy futility. How else do you explain golf?” [1]   ...


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No Filters

    “The problem with quotes on the internet is that you really can’t be sure how accurate they are.”   –Abraham Lincoln     There are no filters on the Internet. Information may be right or wrong. True or false. Good or bad. What poses ...


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