Monthly Archives: November 2011

Don’t promise what you will not deliver

I will keep this short and try not to rant. I keep getting rankled by people making promises that they then fail to keep. I am not concerned about the lofty ideals or lowly commitments that come from politicians, but … Continue reading

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You, the customer, deserve good service

The service economy is one part of an economy that most people can experience and understand. Today, I got another chance to see how it works from up-close. I had noticed that we had stopped receiving mail from about 10 … Continue reading

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Making it special

Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Our family has had the tradition for several years of entering the local annual ‘turkey chase’, now in its 29th year. My wife, little daughter, and I got up early as usual this year … Continue reading

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Slow down. You move too fast.

I don’t know if it’s because I have elderly in-laws visiting, or if it’s just because holidays are approaching, or if it’s the sign that Fall is gradually giving way to Winter, but my mind has focused on the need … Continue reading

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To Siri with love

When I decided recently to get myself an iPhone, I knew that I was not ready for the ‘latest features’ Apple were offering, namely, Siri. Apple claims that this feature ‘lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, … Continue reading

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Change we can believe in?

My second grader daughter and I were set to cool out this afternoon, doing a few different things in unseasonably warm temperatures but with the limited afternoon light that we now have during the Fall. So, we decided to visit … Continue reading

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You have the talents. Go ahead and use them well.

Yesterday, the Preacher at my church gave the congregation a challenge, based on the day’s Gospel (Matthew 25:14-30), the parable of the talents. Whether the parable is really about something of monetary value or ability, the story is provoking at … Continue reading

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