How to Live

There are lots of things I don’t know, but I do know how to live. Someone once suggested that I learned it from this exchange between master and student from the classic TV series, Kung Fu:  Po: He who knows how to live need not fear death. He can walk without fear of rhino or tiger. […]

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5 Wrong Things Experts Told Me

One of the dangers of being a good listener is that, well, you listen. Combine this with a tendency to believe that other people generally know what they are talking about, and you’re in trouble. Here are the five worst I’ve gotten – and have, as of this moment, given up: 1. If you are […]

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The Four Words You Need

I hope you neither misread nor misinterpreted the title here. One, this post is more than four words, and two, if you think it’s about four-letter words, this could be the wrong blog for you. I’m talking about words you need to know. Not the ‘nice to know’ ones like adventitious and prolific, or the […]

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On Being Clueful and Caring About It

I’ve taken to using the word ‘cluefulness’ and all its glorious variants because I’m tired of hearing people say that people they don’t agree with are clueless. Listen up: that language misses the point, and here’s why. First of all, people who don’t have a clue don’t realize what they are missing. Duh. Why would […]

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Still Speaking Up – and Out

I still do a lot of speaking, and sometimes I recycle words, phrases, and even sentences I’ve used before. So, in preparation for a private event, I was looking for a speech I gave a long time ago and found this instead. It seems timely for now and right here.  It was taken from a […]

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The Ten Commandments of Coaching

I get accused of making pronouncements a lot, but I’m okay with that, because the accusation is so often followed by a plaintive sigh, quickly followed by ‘if I had only done what you said…’ Then I get told a sad, and thoroughly unnecessary, tale of miscommunication, misdirection, and just plain misery. That’s the frustrating […]

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Investment Notes from Mom

Disclosure: I am not a qualified, or even semi-qualified, investment advisor. You can find them many other places than here. But I am a qualified mom. And note-taker. So these are just notes from my history of doing things with money that I’m passing on to my own kids. If your mom disagrees with me, […]

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