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Safely Fourth

Let’s launch the holiday weekend early! Usually, I’d look forward to kids and flags and pretzels in our town parade. Not this time around — a quieter moment. In honor of Independence Day, here is wisdom for us to ponder … Continue reading

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Wise Owls

What wonderful news — a new bookstore! The Wise Old Owl just opened yesterday despite the pandemic! The town of Streator, Illinois now has a new community resource with a spirited, enthusiastic owner. What a gift! As the New York … Continue reading

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Mission Possible

Most companies these days have mission statements. Beyond just being statements of their purpose, they also capture the company’s goals and help focus everyone on achieving them. It may also set forth the ideals it stands for. In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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“Small Things”

“Great things are done by a series of small thing brought together.”   Vincent Van Gogh How true this is, yet how often we forget it! We fantasize and build castles in the sky and cook up grand schemes. And then … Continue reading

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Perfect Practicing

“Practice makes perfect:” We’ve all heard this saying. But it turns out that this may not be true after all. Instead, it might be more accurate to say that “perfect practice makes perfect.” That’s what Geoff Colvin contends in his … Continue reading

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Cal Counsels

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesso that ought … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

Management expert Tom Peters is known for his contrarian view about change. He vigorously disagrees with other experts in his field who consider change to be an uphill, painstaking process. Instead, he believe that all change – even massive, life-altering … Continue reading

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Fully Alive

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually                           thrown out of the nest.”   Pema Chodron Pema Chodron is a wise, well-beloved Buddhist teacher — and she knows the ways of the world. To be alive, … Continue reading

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Be Kind

“What greater wisdom can there be than kindness?”   Jean Jacques Rousseau Just over the weekend, I was trolling or rather, scrolling through my emails when one headlined  “Productivity Tips,” caught my eye. Since, like many of us, I wasn’t feeling … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

  I Meant to Do My Work Today But a brown bird sang in the apple- tree, And a butterfly flitted across the field, And all the leaves were calling me. And the wind went sighing over the land, Tossing … Continue reading

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