Monthly Archives: March 2013

‘Thou mayest’

When I had the chance to meet the members of my favorite band, I asked the keyboard player the derivation of her name, Timshel. I smiled when she confirmed that her parents had taken it from what is my favorite … Continue reading

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Ten Rules for Happiness by Dorothy Dix

(Dorothy Dix was an advice columnist during the first half of the 20th century. This was one of her most frequently reprinted columns.) First. Make up your mind to be happy. Happiness is largely a matter of self-hypnotism. You can … Continue reading

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Positions, power, and people

Mark Horstman, whose Career Tools podcast is usually on my iPhone, says there are three kinds of power in business.  That which comes from 1) position, 2) skills, and 3) relationships. Sometimes these coincide, but often I’ve found that people look … Continue reading

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A remarkable kiss

From “Mortal Lessons”, Richard Selzer M.D. “I stand by the bed where a young woman lies, her face postoperative, her mouth twisted in palsy, clownish.  A tiny twig of the facial nerve, the one to the muscles of her mouth, … Continue reading

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