Fresh Ink

Fresh Ink

What Signal Does Your Sign Send?

All camps have signs. You passed a few on your way to where you’re sitting now, reading this blog post. What did they say? Some probably listed archery range rules, others pointed visitors to the office and one showed the mileage to Rome. No doubt there is a sign currently located at the top of […]

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Are You Gonna Eat That?

Said one way, the question, “Are you gonna eat that?” is an informal query among friends that is the chummy equivalent of “Can I finish that?” You might here it at a diner among best friends. Although you’d never lean over and pose the question to the queen at a state dinner, the question is […]

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Time Redesign: Overcoming Obstacles to Efficiency

What happens when we intend to make a choice—such as mowing the lawn before watching the game on TV…or cleaning out the closet before shopping for new clothes—and we fail? What does that say about us? We may feel guilty, but that feeling doesn’t tell us what went wrong. In Part 2 of this series, […]

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Time Outs as Treats

Solitary time is missing from our daily schedules. Those restorative, reflective moments when we can appreciate, take stock, problem-solve, meditate, or pray have been eclipsed by smart phones, shared calendars (that others shoehorn appointments into for us) and a general feeling that time must be filled to be functional. But let’s not be trite. “Time […]

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