One of a kind…

BLOG_One of a kind, vol.2 no.13      My grandmother used to say that when we point a finger at someone, three fingers are pointing at us. Usually, it is said of us that we are being critical of something in ourselves that we have difficulty acknowledging or “owning up to.” It’s a blind spot. So, …

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Think, Feel, Say, Do

THINK FEEL SAY DO BLOG_Think Feel Say Do; vol. 2, no. 12      Recently, I was at our grandson’s Little League game. There was a high school girl’s softball game wrapping up, on the field that our guys were going to be using. While the boys warmed up with tosses and fungo, I watched the …

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Old Dog

     We live in a fairly rural area, on the edge of a major city. We are accustomed to a wide variety of wildlife all around us. We’ve identified dozens of birds, trees, flowers, frogs, toads, peepers, bats, and grasses. Not to mention snakes, lizards, and assorted slimy, slithering, crawly things. So, it’s no surprise …

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Simple. Not Easy.

Just because something is simple does not make it easy. Think about it. In baseball, to go from a .250 (read: two fifty) hitter to a .300 (three hundred) hitter requires the player to get one more hit per week. If an average week includes six games, and each game brings the person to the …

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Seventh-Inning Stretch

Halftime. Go to any game: football, basketball, hockey, and there will be equal parts before and after a break in the action. You’ll see cheerleaders, mascots, and people trying to win a new car by throwing a basketball into the net from half-court or shooting a puck into the crease from center ice. Baseball is …

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Overcoming Shame with my “Bat”

There is no perfect metaphor. Whenever we try to understand or talk about some important aspect of our life, like our love for another person, or an experience like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time, we often resort to metaphor in describing it. We say something along the lines of “my love is …

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