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Aug 7, 2014

Theory vs. Experience

Theory vs. Experience
That year, for his six-month sabbatical, instead of hitting the speakers' circuit, Dr. Coleman took an unusual path: He spent two months digging ditches . . . two months in a kitchen . . . and two months as a lumberjack.Read more +
Aug 1, 2014

When in Doubt, Sweep

When in Doubt, Sweep
A grocery manager gave a young man his first job. Eager to please, the new employee would rush through every task. Then he would say: "What can I do now?"Read more +
Apr 2, 2014

A Job Well Done

Another Good Job Done by Me
A friend of mine had a flat tire and stopped at a country gas station. The attendant patched the tire and put it back on the car. And as the fellow tightened the last lug nut, my friend heard him say, "Another good job done by me."Read more +
Mar 26, 2014

Honor Our Competition

Honor Our Competition
Two stock car drivers—Chris Ater and Dillon Smith—were archrivals. Their competition for the season-point-total lead climaxed in a car-bumping incident. It cost Ater the victory. Smith, his chief competitor, survived the bump and won the race.Read more +
Aug 28, 2013

Good Beginnings, Great Teachers from Duke's Faith and Leadership Blog

I love teaching--just not full-time. Most of my workday energy is best spent writing, reading and editing. However, because I've taught many different classes to different types of students over the years, I admire full-time instructors immensely. A teacher's days are long, loud, and often frustrating. Even those teachers who...
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Aug 26, 2013

When Fear and Doubt Keep You From Your Dreams

As a professional writer who's endured numerous rejections, setbacks, and frustrations over the years, I thoroughly relate to Jo Ann Fore's recent post about fear and doubt on The Wordserve Water Cooler. "Since I was a young teen, I dreamed of crafting words of hope and encouragement that would change...
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Aug 21, 2013

Surprised by Avocation

My friend Jeff is a buttoned-up finance guy in his late thirties who manages a business unit for a corporate behemoth. We attend the same church, and I see him and his wife occasionally in social situations. He is all of what you would expect from someone with a career...Read more +