Monthly Archives: December 2017

Willfully Deaf

If listening is the foundation of any good conversation or relationship, then surely willful deafness is one of the great enemies of human happiness. We can see an extreme abundance of such deafness in the partisanship that has ruined Washington … Continue reading

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He Can’t Read Polls

Assuming Trump did earn a bachelors degree, he must have some minor reading ability. When he reads his teleprompter, he demonstrates without fail that reading is a struggle for him. He proves it in another realm as well: the reading … Continue reading

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Learning to Listen First

I was and remain touched by a story told by Stephen Covey in”the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” He was on a New York subway when a man and his children got on. The man sat immediately and closed … Continue reading

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Remodeling America

Summers during my high school and college years I worked for my father, a builder in our hometown. I can’t quite say I ever quite earned the respectable¬† title of “carpenter” but I did swing a pretty mean hammer, cut … Continue reading

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Faith is the Acceptance of Reality

The friend I most admired when Char and I lived in Hawaii was a pastor named Ted Ogoshi. We talked often and I always appreciated his insights. One thought in¬† particular has stayed with me through the years. Ted said … Continue reading

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