Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Truth category

No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy

Imagine a game of tennis without the lines. Just throw the rule book out the window. The way I play tennis, the temptation to do just that is strong! However, without the lines, the game of tennis…

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Exaggeration and Embellishment

I enjoy the great fictional story telling of my good friend. He is proficient in this wonderful but fading art form. Conveying the details of fictional events in words and images often involves…

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What’s Under the Hood of My Car?

The incredible noise and frenetic activity was intoxicating. My wife, Pamela, and I were at the Hungarian Grand Prix time trials. Trying to pick the winners of each time trial was fun as my wife…

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A suggestion or a command?

Early in my life I learned a valuable lesson – to distinguish between a suggestion and a command. Initially I did not understand. I learned quickly when my parents disciplined me for…

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Our Lives - A Construction Site

My job on Monday night is to take out the trash which, of course, includes separating it into piles of paper, glass and plastic. When I took out the trash as a young boy trash was trash - everything…

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Overlooking an Offense

In her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin chronicles the impact of Lincoln’s kindness to his enemies even as they attacked and smeared him.…

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Misplaced Confidence

While watching a uniformed man waving a flag from the roof of our hotel in India, my wife, Pamela, confidently exclaimed, "I am sure it is a Hindu ritual!" Forcefully and with a stubborn…

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Spiritual Glasses

Recently, I loaned my reading glasses to a friend. She immediately laughed and asked, "How often do you clean your glasses?" Obviously not often enough! Using reading glasses to correct the…

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Presence

His presence is imposing. At six feet seven inches, his entrance into a room commands attention. His winsome, warmly engaging personality only enhances the impact of his presence. I greatly respect…

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Wrong Thinking

I read with interest the New York Times best selling book, How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman. Dr. Groopman suggests “most errors (by physicians) are mistakes of thinking. And part of what…

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