I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’…
I can still remember the day when my good friend sat down with me in a Starbucks in Atlanta and said, “I want you to come back …
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Willingness — it’s an attitude, a posture, a way of thinking. A strong will embraces life in the midst of great challenges. Everyone
wants to work in an environment that feeds the will, that encourages people to give their all … Read the rest “Why 9 to 5 might be poison for the will”
When Americans go to live overseas, it is usually because of their job. They go there to work, and for most of us, the arrangement is temporary. When we know that we are transient, it is easy to get into …
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This post is something of a personal memoir; if you have no interest in reading about popular music from the 1990s and 2000s, feel free to skip this one.
I can vaguely remember, about 24 years ago, hearing “The Freshmen” …
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“You will realize that other people just don’t have the freedoms that we have,” said my dinner host as we sat down to eat.
I was young — 22, just out of college, and getting ready to go overseas for …
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I wrote at length about what I call the Millennial Myth
yesterday and how feeding the myth is destructive to our relationships and culture. Today, I was able to find the above video, which captured the essence of my point … Read the rest “The Manipulation Behind the Millennial Myth”
There is a
glut of material floating around the interwebs about the so-called millennial generation and how the entire generation is little more than an impedance to the progress of the human race. The fact that the entire generation — … Read the rest “A new perspective on the millennial myth”
I’ve been a Falcons fan for as long as I can remember. When the Superbowls came each year, I’d always just pick the team with the best jerseys or the player that I liked the most; I never could find …
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In my experience, you’ve got to keep a positive outlook, or you’ll lose everything you’re working for.
Motivational speakers = snake oil salesmen, right?
We’ve all scrolled down on Facebook and seen the great speeches, the infographics, and the emotional … Read the rest “Why you must keep a positive outlook”
In order to understand this post, you’ve got to understand a little about
I struggled with the title of this post, until I remembered my earlier thoughts about the idea of lost causes. The events of the …
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