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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 08:46:50

Red White and You

This week we celebrate the Fourth of July, the day that our founders declared their independence from Great Britain. This declaration action came after a long history of imposition by King George III. While it might seem as though this....

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 08:46:03

Pathological Altruism

Helping another person even when doing so could adversely affect you is considered a virtue by many. People are often applauded as heroes, as they should be, when they help others. But what happens when a well-intended action results in....

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 08:45:24

Resilience is What Matters

his past month has been eventful and unusual. My sister Kathy and I spent a weekend cleaning out our mother's home in order to rent it out, and two weeks later we both flew to Washington to surprise our dad....

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013 08:44:46

City on a Hill

The phrase "City on a Hill" was coined by John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He penned a directive as he crossed the ocean from England to New England aboard the Arabella in early 1630. His....

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013 08:44:01

Something is Amiss

"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: But already it was impossible to say which was which." So ended the novel "Animal Farm" by George Orwell, which satirized....

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Thursday, May 30th, 2013 08:43:20

Embrace Failure!

School may be out for summer, at least for my children, but it's a good time to remember that learning is not only about teachers, books, subjects and grades, but more about the mindset and approach that we take in....

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 08:42:21

Thanks and Devotion This Memorial Day

If you were to suddenly appear this weekend at the numerous barbecues or pool parties, without any knowledge of our nation's history, it might be hard to understand the real meaning of Memorial Day. Is it a day to sell....

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 08:41:39

Crisis Management

My graduate course in crisis management was the 2012 Republican presidential primaries as a senior advisory and national media surrogate for Newt Gingrich. Not only did I survive the week leading up to the South Carolina primary, but my sister....

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 08:41:08

Mother’s Learn, Too

This week, my mother called around 10 one morning to chat for a minute and catch up. During our conversation, I realized that she was still in her bed, waiting for an aide to help into a wheelchair. My mom....

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 08:40:30

Reaching Toward Heaven

Humans have long reached toward heaven. I don't know whether this desire represents an attempt to get away from the ground, an attempt to associate with God or an attempt to peer over the balcony and look at all the....

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