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Month: December 2017

Saying No

Saying No

As I’ve said, we have a nine-year-old daughter. We also have a three-year-old dog. The word “no” is not uncommon in our house. Sometimes I say it too quickly without thinking, which may require me to admit that I made a mistake and change a “no” to my daughter, to a “yes” because, well, I was wrong. My wife and I are pretty good at comparing notes about what we’ve said “no” or “yes” to to our daughter, and our…

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Failure: We need to change our perspective

Failure: We need to change our perspective

As the parent of a not-quite nine-year-old, I’ve watched a lot of kids movies the past few years. Zootopia is a Disney movie about Judy, a rabbit from Bunnyville who goes to the big city of Zootopia to become the first bunny police officer. She’s clever, a little naive, but tenacious. I love Judy. Near the beginning Judy is riding on a high speed train into Zootopia while listening to the singer Gazelle (voiced by Shakira) belt out the song…

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The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Something that I try to do everyday is make an entry in my journal. I have a very nice paper journal that I use some of the time and a digital journal that I use the rest of the time. I was going to first write about the benefits of journaling, but I realized that to really describe what I do, I need to explain the benefits of each of the types of journals that I use. My paper journal…

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