Are you stayin’ alive?

The other day, a classic rock station happened to play the Bee Gee’s famous 1977 song, Stayin’ Alive. The lyrics tell the story of someone who is struggling with life, but won’t give up. He has ups and downs, but has hope and won’t abandon...

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(What) do you believe? v.6

It is said that opposites attract. That popular notion is being sorely tested these days, as we appear to be living in a time when polarities rule, where being opposite, indeed, in opposition, is informing our opinions in significant ways. We see this phenomenon politically,...

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Can kids learn the joy of giving?

We live, as the Chinese saying goes, in "interesting times." Wild politics. A fragile global economy. A fundamental shift in the distribution of wealth. It's hard to navigate these treacherous waters no matter who you are. Taking rather than giving seems to be the underlying...

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What do you believe? (v.4)

It's that time of year again -- the 'believing' season: a time when little kids and big kids alike, from 8 to 80, surrender just a bit to the warmth and wonder of the Holidays. This time, I find that experience to be especially challenging, given...

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(What) Do you believe?

I'm not grumpy. I'm distressed. I believe in hope, cheer and gratitude as much as the next guy, but I'm finding it tougher to "get there" this year. Why? Because there is so much injustice in the world today, which seems to me to be unrelenting...

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What do you believe?

Welcome to the believing season, otherwise, known as "the Holidays." It's a time of year when we give ourselves permission to believe in, and be grateful for many things in our lives -- a close family, dear friends, snow-driven evenings; whatever aspects of our lives...

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Who am I? – Mapping your identity

Most people consider the question, who am I, to be some deep, cosmic idea that defies a clear answer. Further, most people think it's a question one can address only after you've got more than a few decades of living under your belt. Wrong on both...

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