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The Three-Inch Pipe

I’m a bit of a history nerd. So, my ears really perked up the other day when my friend was sharing with me about Winston Churchill’s three-inch pipe theory over lunch the other day.  The topic came about as I … Continue reading

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War Stories

In my professional life, the sharing of experiences and case studies is called swapping war stories. I work in an industry that involves crisis and emergency management, lending to some very interesting experiences. Sometime, you feel as if you’re the … Continue reading

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The Big Meeting

Twenty years ago, the room may have been nice. But, today it smelled like pee. High above the surrounding streets, we entered the conference room at county social services today. Half the room was floor-to-ceiling glass with ancient vertical blinds. … Continue reading

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Watching Waiting Testing Hoping

Our boys spend a lot of time watching what we do. They wait to see how we handle situations. They test to provoke responses and to prove boundaries. And, they hope for better days in this house that is at … Continue reading

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Knock Knock Who’s There?

Late on Sunday afternoon, some friends of ours stopped by unannounced. We had all just woken up from a three-hour coma-like nap after church and I had just started putting together a car playset for T.  I don’t remember if … Continue reading

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