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Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Retirement Midterm

You can take the teacher out of the classroom but… it is hard to remove the academic calendar from a teacher’s soul.  So I thought it might be fitting to give a “mid-year” update on my new “retired” life. On the positive side:  I know without a doubt I made the right decision.  While I …

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Sunday Salon: October 26, 2014

Well, those of us who are Royals’ fans are suffering from whiplash.  We celebrated a glorious win in the third game of the series, only to be walloped in the fourth game last night.  The World Series is now tied 2-2.  We choose to think this is fate – as the teams are guaranteed to …

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My Writer’s Manifesto

For the past several weeks I reviewed the four ingredients I found essential in discovering my soul’s agenda (a term coined by James Hollis and which I have fully embraced): Heart’s Desire Core Values Character Strengths Personal Experiences And today I am prepared to profess that agenda… I am a writer. It is difficult for me to make …

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Sunday Salon: October 19, 2014

“Party like it’s 1985” is the theme of Kansas City these days.  For those who do not follow baseball, our beloved Royals made it to the World Series – the first time in 29 years – and the entire region is celebrating.  We hope our boys in blue can carry the post-season momentum one more …

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Discovering the Soul’s Agenda: Stepping Stones (Part 4)

This will be the final post in the series about discovering the soul’s agenda. The first week was an introduction to what will be my Writer’s Manifesto. The second week focused on the first step in the process: following the Passions of our Hearts. The following week focused on identifying our Core Values and Beliefs. And this week will discuss reviewing our Life …

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