Browsing All posts tagged under »help«

I Need Help

December 19, 2011

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My son sat brooding at the computer, trapped between a call from the school letting me know that he would fail both English and History if he didn’t turn in his junior research paper and a mother who, for crying out loud, is a writer. Resentment emanated from him in sharp breaths exploding without warning, […]

For Such a Time as This

November 21, 2011

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Each visit of my sweet mother brings stories I’d never heard. Today I sat across from her at a busy buffet window table, and learned why she is still Mormon. Many years ago my parents suffered through hard times exacerbated by the fragility of youth and a genesis absent faith, for my parents found the […]

Service Project

September 11, 2011

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A few days ago I had a dream about a bunch of ladies having lunch. Perhaps a boring subject for a blog, but it was a very enlightening lunch. Around a table for maybe 8 or 10 – one of those nice round tables, well-suited for equality of conversation – about 4 of us were […]

Feedback

May 16, 2011

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Constructive Criticism. Helpful advice. Wise observations. Personal reaction that helps us retool our product or our process to have greater impact. Whether we are a company looking at how to expand into a new market or one person just trying to navigate life, we are wise to consider good feedback. In the weekly class I […]

Whirlpool

July 31, 2010

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As a toddler I nearly drowned in an undertow in the Caribbean, and ever since I’ve had varying phobias about water. When I was about six years old we were swimming in a swift-running creek at my grandparents’ home in Arkansas. There was a den of snakes in the bend of the creek where driftwood […]