Pace Yourself – Save Some for June

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This blog post is a short reminder: Trying to do everything at once will burn you out and make you less effective at nearly everything. When we don’t pace ourselves, what we accomplish will likely be done incrementally as well as if we’d planned better, and exercised patience and diligence. It’s the holidays. Right about […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 125

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Well, in a real shocker, the government is trying to get a spending bill passed to prevent a shutdown. Question: If the government doesn’t operate by its budget and is going to run another trillion-dollar deficit…what difference does it make? You’d think by the rancor present in […]

Tip it Over – The Parable of the Rocking Chair

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We have a Jungle Gym in our back-yard. Yet, it’s invisible to most. If you entered our back yard, you wouldn’t see it. All you would see is a table and chairs, a few toys and a fallen over rocking chair. It has a way of falling over ever afternoon, because Norah, our 2-year-old, pushes it over so she can use it as her own personal climbing set. At first, we fought it. Norah would climb up into the seat of the chair, stand up, and start rocking–with great risk of falling over. Plus, to us, rocking chairs were for rocking.

Thankfully, one day, it blew over in a wind storm or something, and we saw her climbing on it. She loved it. Now, the rocking chair is hardly upright. It’s not a rocking chair any more. It’s a gym.