Monthly Archives: February 2012

FORWARD, a giant leap

I’m having a growth spurt. No, I’m not getting taller (sadly). This growth can’t be empirically measured, and I’m having trouble explaining it to even my closest friends. Yet people I barely know have told me that I seem different. … Continue reading

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FAILURE is an option

When I was a first-semester freshman in college, I flunked two of the first three tests I ever took. Shockingly, the world didn’t end, even though this state of disgrace was not something I was accustomed to. In way over … Continue reading

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FOGEY, old

  There’s an old saying about the pot calling the kettle black that has always confused me, mostly because I wasn’t entirely sure what it meant. But today I was reminded of that adage, which I take to mean “point … Continue reading

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FOREST fire

A few months ago, a close friend recommended The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. It suggests four amazingly simple imperatives as a code of personal conduct that, Ruiz says, is the secret to a happy life: ·       Be impeccable … Continue reading

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