“Hey, this is good! People should know about this!”

A few things to note: I read non-fiction.  My last book was Thomas Merton’s autobiography and before that a book about Thomas Merton.  I haven’t read a work of fiction since just after college.  I don’t know why, it’s just been my preference. So, having graduated in the early ’90s, one can guess that a…

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Circumventing

I wrote a post a long while back called “Go with What Got You Here“.  In it, I talked about the fact that I frequently spend time reflecting on my successes in an effort to remember the path I took to achieve them.  In this way, I build upon the lesson of the success. Success…

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Who are you?

Yes, you! I’ve been writing off and on here for over two years now.  I have written about business and government, friends and family.   I have written about being better, about relationship, networking and a few other things.  I don’t write as often as I’d like, but I keep plugging away right here, and…

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For Jon

Before I get to work on some of the 8 things that Jon offers, I wanted to sit with him for a moment around my table, pour him a cup of coffee and listen to him. So Jon, my dear friend, here’s a cup of hot coffee for you, black, waiting on a table in…

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Happy Birthday Lucy!

Punk #3 is 4 years old today.  She was so excited that she couldn’t fall asleep in bed last night.  Punk #3 brings energy and joy and laughter and lots and lots of talking to our family.  She loves to chat at the end of the day and will lay in bed and tell me…

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Being There

In our world of constant movement, constant change, continuously doing more and more….you simply never know what effect you will have just by being who you are supposed to be, what you are supposed to be, where you are supposed to be.

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No Matter Which Door

There has been talk in the past several years about seamlessness within human services departments within state government. There is the thought that we should and can create a sense of ease for families who enter the system. There is the thought that ‘no matter which door they enter’, they are easily linked to the…

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The Portland Museum Of Art

Punk #3 is still not 100%, but we are certainly glad to have been out and about as a family. This was our second visit to the museum since becoming members. It’s not always easy with 3 Punks under the age of 8, but each one was able to see something special and enjoy some…

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I Love This

There are so many lasting images in my head of the visit with the Swanson’s and Brogan’s. This of course is from another perspective. I know what I was thinking as I sat on our deck with Jon and Chris, after a beautiful day of walking in New Gloucester. It is interesting to see it…

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What Does Helpful Look Like?

The other day Chris Brogan wrote this short and simple post about being helpful. That’s it. That was his advice. Thanks Chris. So great, ‘be helpful’. The question for me though is “What does helpful look like?”. I wonder about it being an attitude, an approach to working with and supporting people. Perhaps helpfulness can…

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