Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are you restless? Is this a good thing, or not?

Is restlessness something we should embrace, or is it an indication of some unresolved issues? Restlessness is not to be confused with anxiety, although anxiety could be described as the flip side of being restless.  Restlessness could be described as … Continue reading

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Amish taking care of Amish

As many of you know, we live in the heart of the world’s largest Amish-Mennonite community.  We don’t have to travel to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world.  We live in it. Over the years I … Continue reading

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MOVE OUT OF THE WAY OR GET RUN OVER BY THE NEXT LOCOMOTIVE COMING THROUGH.

There is a reason that airline pilots are coerced into hanging it up once they reach retirement age.  There’s a reason basketball players clean out their lockers before they turn 40. As we age, our skills decline, if not our … Continue reading

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The Upside and Downside of Facebook

I resisted opening up a Facebook account.  I was concerned that with my addictive tendencies, it might be like crack.  I wasn’t all wrong. A couple of years ago, after much prodding, I finally relented.  My arguments for not doing … Continue reading

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MY NOTEBOOK – NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT

Life is a transition from cradle to grave.  We are born dying. I recently went through one more transition.  After 36 years, I no longer go to work at the same job I held for all those years, although it … Continue reading

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LEADERSHIP – LIFE IN A FISHBOWL

It is not possible to lead by hiding under a rock.  To lead you must be visible.  You live under the klieg lights of public scrutiny. Leadership is not for the faint of heart.  It is not for the doubting. … Continue reading

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DIRECTION AND PURPOSE – WHY I CLING TO IT.

There are few things in life more precious, and yet so fragile, as a personal sense of direction, so meaningful and yet so elusive as a purpose driven life.  With it, life is bountiful and rewarding.  Without it, one flops … Continue reading

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