Changing Lanes

I have a friend from India who grew up there driving on the left side of the road, as has always been their customary traffic flow. Five years ago, he moved to the U.S. and had to learn to drive on the right side of the road. He said it is challenging to turn onto

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Lessons from Voice Mail

On many businesses’ voice mail system, the generic female recording firmly but kindly tells us what to do. Often, if there are questions to answer in the process, she says “press 1 for yes, press 2 for no, or press 9 for more options.” I always think, “Wait … what is there other than ‘yes’

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Lessons from a DVR

For many years we have had a DVR in our home. DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder and the bottom line is it’s a fancy hard drive that records the TV shows you program it to, for you to access and watch when you choose. A show may air Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. but

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Lessons from a Teakettle

I happened onto an article about Glenn Frey (recently deceased legendary member of The Eagles) talking about his first encounters with Jackson Browne (legendary singer/songwriter). Back in the day when both guys, along with other notable soon-to-be-legends like Don Henley and Linda Ronstadt, were starving musicians in L.A., Glenn “just happened” to move in right

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Again & Always

It’s him … again. He’s holding another shiny, bright gold ring, beautiful and gleaming, just like all the others have been. You’ve seen it so many times before. It’s the enemy, making the same promises you’ve heard before on thousands of occasions. “You need this.” “It’ll feel great.” “You don’t want to stop.” “What’s the

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