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Truth or Consequences: Why What Happens Matters

The truth is, consequences govern behaviors. Decades of psychological studies show convincingly that what happens after we do something significantly affects whether we repeat a certain behavior. Simply put, consequence shapes behavior, and we tend to repeat behaviors that keep … Continue reading

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The View From Here

The modern British Two Pound coin gives homage to the one-time Warden and later Master of the Royal Mint, Sir Isaac Newton, bearing on its edge an inscription, a snippet taken from a 1676 letter from Newton to Robert Hooke: … Continue reading

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Hold That Thought!

“Hold that thought,” said the office administrator with outstretched hand, signalling a friendly “stop.”  I was in the middle of making a routine request for her assistance. Hold that thought, an idiomatic was of saying, often by way of interruption, “Wait a second, I’ve … Continue reading

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Map Reading

Safely through a narrow channel, wind and waves at our back, the bows of our canoes pierced Little Batchewaung Bay in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. A party of three in two canoes–I and my daughter in one, my son paddling his open … Continue reading

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Speak? Easy!

I don’t have time to prepare and practice my presentation! Have you ever felt that way?  I have. That is, I used to until I learned and practiced some tips on preparing a speech. Here are five powerful practices that … Continue reading

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And I Said, “Yes!”

Multi-talented actor William Shatner, 80, touring in a one-man show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It,” stopped by the Palace Theater in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, April 15, and, for almost two hours, his world and mine closely overlapped. Knitting … Continue reading

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To Be, or Not to Be…

Today at my local Toastmasters Club I reprised, in part, the role of Prince Hamlet by enacting the famous soliloquy from act 3, scene 1.  This fulfilled the requirements for the advanced speech project, “The Monodrama,” taken from the Toastmasters … Continue reading

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