Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Integrity category

Truth denied

Recent board meetings brought critique of me that I did not like. In fact, my initial reaction was frustration and anger. But upon closer examination, what was said was true. I just did not want to…

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Fear and Arrogance

"You are ready to fly on your own," my flight instructor said as he told me to land. He proceeded to get out of the plane and told me to take off again. My heart raced. Terror struck. My…

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Are we truly free?

Referring to the war in Iraq, a network news reporter recently suggested that newly found freedom allows the Iraqi people to express themselves through suicide bombings and destruction. The concept…

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Lies

Untruth is amazingly easy to believe, especially when we are faced with so many conflicting perspectives. A medical school professor taught me that patients will often believe their grandmother…

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Lovers of Truth

The grids through which we filter "truth" reveal much about us and our worldview. Many factors influence our decisions or opinions. Being young or old, rich or poor, male or female,…

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In God We Trust

As I examined the box, I doubted that the taping would hold. The box contained some of the contents of our Budapest apartment. So I took out my trusty duck tape and began to wrap and wrap and wrap.…

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Shortcuts

Watching a mother and her two small children take a shortcut across dangerous tram tracks and a busy street was almost more than I could bear. As an emergency physician, I have spent much of my life…

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