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Lost In Communication

Are you listening?
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“Hello?” “Hello? Mr. Chanchuty?” “‘See-an-Sooty’ (Ciancutti) actually, but that’s close enough.” “Yes, Mr. Chanchuty we will have a truck in your area Monday.  Do you have clothes to donate?” “Yes I do.  I’ll have them bagged and tagged on the front step on Monday.” “Our company is collecting clothes on behalf of the poor and needy in your area.” “Yes, I have clothes for you.” “Do you think you can possibly donate some clothes to our cause?” “YES!” “They will … Continue reading

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What We Do Affects Everyone

A couple years back, there was a fascinating TV series titled “Touch”. It was about an autistic boy who could visualize events in the future. The premise was everything in the world is connected by a network of events – part of a never-ending sequence – which eventually impact many people, sometimes in very significant ways. The visual used to depict this was a web of strings extending around the world, connecting people, events and life dramas. I witnessed a … Continue reading

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Help Yourself

Seek strength from inside yourself.
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And the hall light came on and Tom, lying in his bed, braced himself. His dad came slowly into the room and sat on the bed. “Is she gone?” Tom asked. “I’m afraid so, son,” his father half whispered. And they cried silent “men tears” for the mother and wife they each lost. Her hard fought battle with cancer was finally over. Cancer won. And there was a funeral. And people consoling Tom.  Telling him they would be there for … Continue reading

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People Parroting Pets?

See the resemblance?
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It has been widely noted that pets often begin to resemble their owners, sometimes to comedic proportions. Why is that? What is it that will ultimately make me look similar to my 20-pound, mixed Siamese/Maine Coon cat? I personally don’t see the resemblance, although my wife tells me there is a strong likeness if I don’t shave for a couple days. There is actually scientific data to explain this phenomenon.  Stanley Coren, Ph.D.,  professor of psychology at the University of … Continue reading

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Carelessness

He’d been an intern for me for 6 months and a pretty good one at that.  He was punctual.  He stayed current on the news of the day and had an opinion that wasn’t without foundation.  He was courteous and likable and more than a few peers commented that he was, “a really good kid.”  That’s the kind of feedback you like to hear and he’d certainly earned it. Thus when, a few months after he’d completed his internship, I … Continue reading

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