Tag Archives: surprise

At least I wasn’t arrested…

It seems that one of the facts I disclosed about myself in this post caused quite a stir among some folks. To hopefully put various minds at ease (and not fuel dangerous rumors), here is a brief telling of how … Continue reading

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Appreciative of approbation

Over the past few days three different bloggers have given me different (but similar) awards.  If you are a semi-long time reader of this space, you know that a general life rule I follow is “The Rule of Three“.  Since … Continue reading

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Smile variables

In the early days of psychology (which is a very young science – only 133 years old), humans were thought to be born tabula rasa, or ‘blank slates’.  Scientific wisdom of the day stated that babies were born with brains … Continue reading

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Talk about ‘sunny side up’

I am always genuinely flattered and sincerely honored when people think of me, then take action to share the experience with me.  From a quick note saying, “Hey, I read this article and thought you might be interested in it, … Continue reading

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The signs say…

This morning as I was walking in to work, I saw a new downtown billboard: I chuckled out loud at the sentiment, then saw a website beneath the bold message: Intrigued by the cheekiness of the ad, when I got … Continue reading

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A new shopping experience

The setting: A cash register/checkout at a store I had never visited (until today). The conversation: Cashier: Did you find everything okay? Me: Yes, thank you for asking. Cashier: Do you know about our rewards program? Me: No, but I’ll … Continue reading

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The eagle did more than land

I am in the process of synthesizing my thoughts and reflections from the retreat I attended last weekend; you can look for a post about some of those details in the next few days.  In the meantime, I do have … Continue reading

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