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Sharing the blame and lessons learned

Sharing the blame and lessons learned

I do not comment much about politics as it is considered the third rail for a reason. So little is gained by talking about politics or religion at work or with extended family. These topics are central to peoples’ identities, and I liken it to debating with a drunk. It is impossible to win, and the best you can hope for is a bad headache the following day and mumbled promises never to do that again. With that being said,…

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A little walk and talk, but no coffee

A little walk and talk, but no coffee

As I was walking this morning with Anh, we were in idle chit-chat and enjoying being together and outdoors. It was a lovely morning with the air still crisp before the day’s heat set in. We crested the small hill by our house and looked back at the little nestled rows of track homes built into this little pocket formed by a few low ridge lines. It was the picture-perfect moment of suburbia. As we continued our walk and casual…

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Hey, I’m Workin Here…

Hey, I’m Workin Here…

Evidently, I am loud. I had not thought about it before, but I received some feedback today that made me realize that I am on the louder side when I engage in recreational activities. A case in point occurred today when I was completing a streaming spin class on my balcony. I was on my bike, peddling away and having a grand time. I was working super hard and looking like I had just stepped out of a swimming pool….

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Talking about Suffering

Talking about Suffering

Over this past weekend, I listened to a woman speak about the loss of her son.  He suffered from a challenging condition that resulted in her being his primary caregiver from birth to his late teenage years when he passed.  It was difficult for me to listen to her talk, as I thought about my own family and children.  It is never easy to hear about the suffering of others or about the general suffering in our world.  Too often,…

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