Monthly Archives: November 2012

I’m honored to be a guest-blogger:

November 29, 2012
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I’m honored to be a guest-blogger on a friend’s popular site.  If you want to read about my experiences with three types of miracles, just click here: http://www.lynnehartke.com/2012/11/three-types-of-miracles.html

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4 Options When People Hurt You

November 16, 2012
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4 Options When People Hurt You

. Ever been hurt (or just pissed off)? Of course you have.  So what do you do about that?  These are four strategies I have been given by people I respect and love: The whole walk-a-mile-in-their-shoes thing.  Research shows that most people are dwelling in a place of immediate pressure Read more [...]

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So, I got punched in the face. (A 60-second read on addressing psycho-violence.)

November 12, 2012
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So, I got punched in the face. (A 60-second read on addressing psycho-violence.)

So, I got punched in the face.  No, I don’t mean that metaphorically.  My boxing partner and I were sparring, and boom!  Okay, it wasn’t hard, it was my fault for not ducking (I knew it was coming), and it was with a padded focus mitt, so it was really a non-event.  But at least…

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4 Reasons I Value Disagreement

November 9, 2012
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4 Reasons I Value Disagreement

I find myself becoming a louder and louder advocate of civil discourse, of engagement in conversations where fundamental, absolute disagreement may exist, but so does esteem for the fellow-person.  I believe that one can disagree without being disagreeable. The loss of respect for those with whom we Read more [...]

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“The Elusive Image” (A 90-second read about drawing the impossible)

November 7, 2012
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“The Elusive Image” (A 90-second read about drawing the impossible)

You have likely heard the story of a little girl who sat down to draw, and when her teacher asked what she was going to draw, she said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.”  “But, honey, no one knows what God looks like," the teacher said.  To which the little girl replied, “They will in a…

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“Of Frasier’s Women” (A 50-second read about my conspiracy theory.)

November 4, 2012
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With this blog entry, and through the lens of the hilarious and iconic TV show Frasier, I begin an exploration of the question below: Do we believe that there is a conspiracy to manipulate the great power of popular culture to desensitize the public and to teach us to glorify some over others? The Read…

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Solving Problems vs. Building Relationships (A 60-second read about how I forgot Leadership 101.)

November 1, 2012
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"Chef wants to talk to you,” read a recent email from a staff member in Uganda.  The executive chef at our newest restaurant had asked that I call him.  Knowing that he had worked more closely with my mom (since I left Uganda much earlier than she did after I hired him), I asked her…

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