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YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW

So many of the messages in our culture glamorize the workweek—the long hours and the constant access to emails and phone messages. The transition to home offices during COVID exacerbated the already flimsy boundaries we had in place to divide our work lives from our...

PICTURE THIS

PICTURE THIS

Happy Birthday, Instagram! Today the popular social media platform celebrates the twelfth year since its initial launching. The first-ever posting, made by the co-founder, was a picture of a dog. So there's a good chance many of the 25,000 first-day users got a...

GROUPIES AT GROUP GATHERINGS

GROUPIES AT GROUP GATHERINGS

Church folk use varying terms to describe themselves: parishioners and congregants. As a result, I have been asked to explain the difference between these two words often used interchangeably. In general terms, a parishioner lives in the immediate territory —a parish—...

BLANK SLATE

BLANK SLATE

Do you want to know the best way to play a trick on people with Type-A personalities? Hide their calendars and to-do lists. You will instantly render them immobile. Planning and predictability are oxygen for the task-driven. Without a schedule, the anal-retentive...

EMPTY NEST

EMPTY NEST

The end of this month marks ten years since Carol and I closed on our dream home overlooking the beautiful Great South Bay. At that time, little did we know that, thanks to an “Act of God” known as Super Storm Sandy, a four-foot storm surge would penetrate and destroy...

BACKPACKS

BACKPACKS

Is there anything more iconic than the backpack to symbolize the return of the school year? We see them on the youngest students, their packs looking enormous against their tiny frames, filled with crayons, scissors, and lunchboxes decorated with their favorite...

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