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Technology is the new skyscraper; a handwritten letter is the palace. Email is the smashing ball. A handwritten thank you note is the discarded debris. Only after the edifice is a pile of rubble does someone st...
As we reminisce about the past year, time is altered. Before, the year was 365 days. Now it is only the seconds we think about a trip or a special event. The labor of delivery can be hours, but we only remember...
What if when we were speeding and didn’t get caught, we sent a check to the city magistrate? The next time we see the flashing lights of the police in our rearview mirrors, we need to thank them. They sav...
Society is ripped by the gulf between the haves and the have-nots. There is also a chasm between the gives and the give-nots. So when you get the bill, ask yourself the question, who has more money, you or the ...
Standing is healthier than sitting because it is easier to get up and walk away from one's work to stretch and look out the window. Operating in spurts of time is more productive than the sit-until-you-die-or-b...
Instead, it is the patience of seconds that is the hardest. This form of patience is essential throughout a hectic day caring for kids. Patience of parenting is tougher than daily chiseling on hard stones or wa...
One mother in the Dominican Republic received a gift from another mother visiting from the United States. A boy locked up for some crime or crimes against society wrote a message. The missive was simple but pro...
Halloween is a holiday that adults are celebrating more. It is a time to be something we are not. It is being silly and young again. Our costumes can be fancy and expensive, but they don't have to be. This Hall...
They say, “Everyone's a critic.” If that is the case, there are a lot of critics in the world. And if each of those critics were to pronounce their opinion two to three times a day, that adds up to ...
We can choose whether we are interested or interesting. One can be both. Elements that make a person interested include agency (courage), awareness (selflessness), attention (focus, time) and attunement (love).