Monthly Archives: September 2012

The fable of the porcupine and the cows

Communication is important; nobody disputes that.  Miscommunication can be as a result of differences in use of language, imprecise use of language, contextual or cultural misunderstandings, interpretation based on false information, hearing impairments, or simply not listening.  Interpretation based on … Continue reading

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A good massage therapist can help keep you running … or walking, or just moving

I don’t know about where you live, but in our small, fairly remote part of the world there are many massage clinics and they’re all busy.  My in-depth research into the subject (aka counting the number of entries in the … Continue reading

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Elections, happiness, and Bhutan

The nastiness of election campaigns pervades the news these days and dissatisfaction runs high towards most politicians in most developed countries.  The words “happy”, “satisfied”, and “trusting” don’t immediately come to mind where political processes are concerned right now, even … Continue reading

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Bucket lists and running on all 7 continents

Travel to special destinations claims pride of place on bucket lists everywhere.  Many people set their sights on visiting all 10 provinces or all 50 states – or both.  Some even include the three northern territories of Canada in their list.  … Continue reading

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What is a balanced reading diet?

I should preface this post by admitting that our family probably spends more time reading than many.  Our house is strewn with books, magazines, newspapers, notebooks, odd pieces of paper, and articles open on iPads and computer screens.  All to … Continue reading

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Thinking about the 6 Thinking Hats

One of the techniques I used to share with my students to help them be productive when working in teams was Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.  While the conventional use of this technique is to give focus and improved … Continue reading

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The countdown is on for the Chicago Marathon

Today is a lovely fall day, cool and crisp.  What I would have given for this day yesterday, when I did my long run.  I did spend quite a while lying in bed yesterday morning reminding myself that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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