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Is the US Being Governed by Ouzelum Birds?

Frankly, I'm getting tired of having to write about the global climate situation from the perspective of economic expediency. It feels like I'm beating a dying - if not dead - horse. I can imagine ..
(June 19, 2008)
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Watching Out For the Little Guy

There's a lot to learn from David Ignatius’ column in the Washington Post today that was entitled, “Failing Airlines, Failing Government. " Discussing the current crisis in air travel, he .
(June 21, 2008)
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Forgiveness, the Recipe For Happiness

Sometimes there are quotations that come up my daily work that strike a responsive chord with me. Often, they're articles in the paper that grab my attention. Sometimes, they arrive from other random .
(June 23, 2008)
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Scrapping the Best Laid Schemes

I believe that most adults are familiar with the phrase, “the bast-laid schemes of mice and men, " though I wonder how many know its origins in the Robbie Burns poem, “Ode to a Mouse. " I .
(June 24, 2008)
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Management by Obfuscation

Isn't that a great word, ‘obfuscation'? Unclear about what it means? Here are a couple of definitions for the verb ‘to obfuscate': To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Hey, Dude! Take Care of Yourself!

"Take care!" “OK! ‘Bye!" And two friends part company. How many times has someone ordered you to ‘take care’ this past week? You have no idea, because you, like all of us, ..
(June 26, 2008)
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Mahatma Gandhi is a Fan of Mine

I'm really thrilled: as it turns out, Mahatma Gandhi agrees with me! (The apparent anachronism shouldn't be too disturbing to anyone who's accepted that it makes sense to invade one country in ..
(June 30, 2008)
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The Curse of Success The Gift of Desperation

Life exhibits many ironic twists, but I think that our misapprehension of ‘success’ and ‘desperation’ have got to take top billing. The pursuit of success leads women and men ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Beyond Change to Metanoia

Things have changed so much, but when I was junior and senior high school, we had to study a lot of history. At the time, it wasn't much more than a bunch of curious names, dates, and events all ..
(July 05, 2008)
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Jump Out Before the Water Boils

There's a story (it turns out that it's only an urban myth) that, if you put a frog in a pot of water and slowly increased the heat, the frog would get boiled to death before realizing it needed to ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Confronting Your Worst Enemy

When I was growing up, all of us - at least the boys - were indoctrinated into the ‘cowboy culture’. Nobody didn't know about Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Buffalo Bob, and the Lone ..
(July 07, 2008)
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The Elephant in Your Dining Room

How do you eat an elephant? It's easy . . . one bite at a time. Take a look at the Grand Canyon. It's really quite awesome. Yet, all that rock was whittled away one drop of water at a time, one grain .
(July 08, 2008)
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Fear The Favorite Tool of Demagogues and Despots

Throughout history, those who would claim and hold absolute power had at hand a weapon far more powerful than any that human artifice has been able to conceive: that weapon is (and has always been) ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Surviving the Utopian Delusion

I grew up in a Baltimore Catechism kind of world. Just about any Catholic from a practicing family in my generation will know exactly what I mean by that (for the rest of you, just be glad you ..
(July 10, 2008)
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What Do You Need? What Do You Demand?

I was talking with a psychotherapist earlier today, and he made what I considered to be a very interesting distinction: between needs and demands. For a long time, I've been interested in the ..
(July 14, 2008)
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Obligations and Expectations

Almost everything in life these days comes with training wheels. Remember them? They kept you from falling over and hurting yourself before you really learned how to ride a bicycle. Once upon a time, .
(July 23, 2008)
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Puberty, Morality and Maturity

As anyone who has read many of my articles must know, I'm a great fan of Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development. He maps out three major ‘stages’ of moral evolution that people ..
(July 24, 2008)
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Our Secret Anti Aging Formula

OK. I lied. the formula's not all that secret, but it got your attention, didn't it? If you didn't know better, you'd think that the anti-aging formula was really a secret, though, when you consider ..
(July 29, 2008)
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What is Midlife, After All?

The preliminary results are in from my (very) unscientific survey of 175 men of random ages. It was particularly unscientific because I had only a 16% response rate from my population sample. As I ..
(July 31, 2008)
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The Boy is the Father of the Man

As a man, I feel sorry for the male of our species, especially since, as I'm writing this, Father's Day is only a day away. For untold generations, we men have been the victims of our own propaganda. .
(June 12, 2008)
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The Energy Blame Game - Deal Me Out!

It really bothers me to sound like a squeaky wheel, a sort of topical Johnny One-note. However, it bothers me even more to watch this stuff going on all around me and not being able to have much ..
(June 05, 2008)
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The Nudge That Brought it All Crashing Down

We were invited out to dinner last night. On the way, we stopped to pick up a bottle of sparkling mineral water - and some chocolate truffles - to take with us. When we pulled into the driveway, the ..
(June 01, 2008)
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Maslow Was Wrong (And So Was I)

At least when I was in school, almost anyone who was ever introduced to psychology heard of Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of needs. Needless to say, I was one of those. Additionally, anyone who's ..
(June 01, 2008)
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The Self-Delusion of Finding Fault

In the English language, ‘fault’ embodies an odd concept . . . and a very telling one. At least in this world, whatever happens has at least one cause. Finding the cause of an event lets .
(May 28, 2008)
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Leading The Cultural Evolution

We have come to understand a great deal about the different cultures that go to make up our human family. We've looked at the past and seen the harm that was done by colonial cultural imperialism. ..
(May 27, 2008)
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