How To Be Polite In 14 Steps (with Pictures)…

Is politeness an antiquated behavior? Have we lost our ability as a society to be civil and gracious to others? I wonder this every single day as I watch the way our society has become disconnected from others, in part because of technology.  I know this seems counter-intuitive – I know many folks think we…
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I Will Be The Sunshine…

I will be the sunshine I wish to see.  I believe that if I embody outward warmth, I can infect others and ultimately the weather will change.  I think this is a good plan. After all, Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  Gandhi was brilliant – and he…
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Lackluster Skills And A Penchant For Guilt…

It is amazing how high a pile of little tasks can pile-up if you are not constantly on top of them.  This is especially true when they are email related tasks – answer this, look at that, forward a document, take a survey, schedule a meeting, share your thoughts, review minutes, etc., etc. – and…
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This Is About As Smart As We Are Going To Get.

Mike moved to a smartphone tonight.  I strongly suggested that he get the same phone model Cheyenne and I have so that we could assist him with his smartphone learning curve.  He wisely took my suggestion. Not that I am the queen of smartphone savvy. On the smartphone savvy ten-point scale, I am a solid five. …
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Wanted: Really Special Sparkly Wand

It is hard to believe that we are already barreling toward the end of yet another semester.  It is this time of year that I am torn between jumping for joy that an extended break is near and lamenting the fact that I won’t have the opportunity to see my students for a few months. …
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