Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dealing with loss – it never gets any easier

This post was meant to be about leadership.  Leadership versus management.  But that will have to wait, because a more pressing topic has emerged: dealing with loss.  This morning we learned that a very dear friend has died.  In this … Continue reading

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Even the animals need to be careful when it’s this cold, including Robby Robin

Much of North America has been struggling to stay warm and safe during this current deep freeze. Our pets don’t want to be outside, even for the most necessary of reasons, and who can blame them.  IT IS COLD! Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Southern India: a study in surprises and contrasts, still overwhelming

Let’s move from the northern leg of our India trip to the southern leg.  I struggled with how to describe our northern leg and I’m finding the southern experience if anything even more difficult.  When we flew from Delhi to Chennai, we … Continue reading

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Northern India: amazing and overwhelming

How do you write about a place when the only word that comes to mind is “overwhelming”?  If something is overwhelming in the true sense of the word, how do you get past it?  These are the questions I’m grappling … Continue reading

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The gift of running, an inclusive activity

Yesterday was my first day of running outside since the Chicago Marathon three months ago.  After a few short, slow re-entry sessions on the treadmill at the gym last week, I donned my winter running kit and headed out for … Continue reading

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Is the death of the small town inevitable?

One of those unexpected detours that life presents from time to time saw my husband and me diverted from our carefully-planned path of big-city living to what struck me at the time as a quaint outpost in eastern Canada.  Little did … Continue reading

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Counting: a reminder of the power of acts of kindness

Originally posted on LifeRevelation:
http://www.colourbox.com/image/two-ripe-red-apples-and-half-of-apple-image-3946870 My wife, Susie has a saying that I have always found interesting. I’m not exactly sure when she started using it, but I have liked it since the first time I heard it. This is…

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