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Counting Paces With My Father-in-Law

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March 25, 2013
Author:
ccSteve

Living with the unexpected… My wife and I opened our home to her father three months ago. You see, after receiving a diagnosis last summer¬†that his pacemaker’s battery was due to fail imminently, and that his heart would fail soon after, he entered hospice care and enjoyed a stay at the Isaiah House. They asked […]

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Wrong Lessons From The Emperor’s New Clothes

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February 11, 2013
Author:
ccSteve

That complaining about somebody else is good… Everybody likes the story about The Emperor’s New Clothes. What’s not to like? A pompous king, the pretentious court, some swindling tailors, and a truthful child. But the other day after thinking about it, I’m not so sure we aren’t getting another subliminal message from the tale…

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Finding Kamiwaza

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January 28, 2013
Author:
ccSteve

In The Icarus Deception of course… I’m a Seth Godin fan, so it shouldn’t be shocking to learn that I joined the Kickstarter campaign quite early. The book’s out, I’ve had my read, and he’s introduced me to a new word that I love: Kamiwaza…

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Giving Up The Illusion Of Control

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January 14, 2013
Author:
ccSteve

Control of others that is… I’m not sure when the transition happened, but it seems clear to me that my expectations of others have dropped considerably. No, not in that cynical way, but in the “living for today” sort of way…

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Life Is A Bit Like Cooking…

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December 31, 2012
Author:
ccSteve

Pre-prepared is fine once in a while, but you really should be mixing the ingredients for yourself… I’m not sure if saying “my mom (or dad) prepared most of my family’s meals from scratch” is common any longer. It’s true for me, and to a large extent most of my children. And with my own […]

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