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Book Review: The People Code

The People Code:  It’s All About Your Innate Motive, by Dr. Taylor Hartman This book reminds me of one of those sketchy late-night infomercials where an orange fake-tanned spokesman with an equally fake smile attempts to oversell a product that … Continue reading

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On Drawing Intricate Characters

Those who are well-attuned to the sort of books I read will likely find a great deal of evidence that I am greatly fond of intricate characters.  Perhaps, in many ways, that is because I am a particularly intricate character … Continue reading

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Laughing Matters

What we choose to laugh about tells us a lot about the sort of people that we are.  Abraham Lincoln was a president known greatly for his sense of humor–but his sense of humor was not natural, rather it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dealing With People You Can’t Stand

Dealing With People You Can’t Stand:  How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst, by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner In reading this book I was struck by a very powerful set of mixed feelings. … Continue reading

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But Sometimes Out Of His Senses

It is revealing that after attempting to write a parallel biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson [1] that midbrow historian David McCullough chose to write a biography of John Adams.  It is also revealing that both his book and … Continue reading

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You Were Wrong; I Was Right; You Said Goodbye; I Said Goodnight

Early this morning, shortly after I arrived at work, I found that one of my erstwhile coworkers was handing out tasty candy with a card attached.  The card I received had a cute pink and orange bird on level ground … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Seven Money Types

The Seven Money Types:  Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money, by Tommy Brown [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who is no stranger to books … Continue reading

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A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course

Yesterday evening when I got home from work and then my usual dinner [1], I found that my mother had sent me a package with what I view to be a particularly ugly horse.  After getting it, I shared that … Continue reading

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Not All Interruptions Are Unwelcome

I am a person of habit, more so than most people.  My ideal experience at a restaurant is where I walk in and everyone knows what I want already and do not have to ask me.  For example, on Mondays … Continue reading

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I Like My Chicken Fried

From time to time I chat about my love of different kinds of music in my Pandora radio station [1].  As a way of testing a theory about work productivity I have been trying to listen to more Pandora as … Continue reading

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