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arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.16.2013
It happens so often, doesn’t it? Something burrows its way to the surface of your awareness in the little world of face-to-face, and then you see the same dynamic writing itself across the globe. For instance, I spent Yom Kippur in services with dear friends, grateful for the opportunity to...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Jul.28.2013
When You Need To Be Right By Bernadette A. Moyer When you need to be “right” then there is someone that has to be “wrong.” When you need to “win” in a relationship then someone else has to “lose.” I might have been married for about 10 years when it occurred to me that if I had to be a “winner” in...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.17.2013
I have my optimism glasses on. Some people call them sunglasses. That's a good name for them if there's a sign. But there is not sign.  No sign of it.  Graylight has overtaken night's pitch so we believe the sun is up there behind the clouds.  Good word, believe, a word of faith and...
kati-kline's picture
Dec.19.2012
Soooo...it's not even noon yet in my little corner of the world and I've already had my well-that's-a-first moment for the day.  A complete stranger called me a "scumbag."   My unique experience began with me driving to the store this morning.  As I was merging into the turning lane...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.23.2012
Men in suits with ties and women nicely dressed in dresses, skirt suits and pants suits are all unusual in Ashland.  When six of them leave the fog and enter The Beanery, I wonder.  They're quiet and somber.  They don't seem to know each other well, with one asking another, what sort...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.05.2012
While working this morning and addressing an issue, I asked a question.  The question was about the repair cycle time for parts that will be re-worked into new parts. Others made the jump, surprising to me, of thinking that I thought that re-working these parts would increase the repair cycle...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
May.15.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN We love people who can talk sense about our hybrid personality and lifestyle issues. When Brooklyn-based life- and writing-coach Amna Ahmad, the dazzling founder of The Pragmatic Hybrid, released her new ebook Decolonize Your Inner World we instantly knew it would resonate at...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.24.2010
What does it take to dislodge undigested assumptions? I'm thinking of the worlds of education, art, and finance, but I got there via Thanksgiving. There can be a claustrophobic quality to Thanksgiving dinner (apart from being stuck at table with an army of seldom-seen relatives). Often, there are...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
May.06.2010
“I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.” ~ Herbert Henry Lehman    A few days ago, a friend sent me a note with the following sentence: “I wish for you what you wish for yourself.” I immediately liked it, but it was only after I thought about it for a while that I...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Apr.13.2010
“We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.” ~ Stephen Covey   My whole family often jokes about the fact that Angel, my parents’ cat, has forgotten he was ever a feline. Let me...