Are You Hungry?

The prehistoric hunter didn’t get up in the morning, pop open the fridge and grab a little breakfast. If he wanted to eat, he went out and hunted it. If he didn’t make a kill, he did without. Most likely, his family did without as well. Sun Tzu said, “In a desperate position, you must […]

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A Stewardship of Discipline

Temperance 12/24/2019 Your mind is a sanctuary. Without discipline, how can you rule your mind? Your body is a temple. Without discipline, the home to your spirit and soul would be in disarray. If you cannot rule your mind or your body, how can you expect to be a good ruler of anything else? Stewardship […]

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AAR – Spartan Races & Medical Emergencies

Temperance 12/3/2019 After Action Review: Spartan Races and Medical Emergencies Spartan Races The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I ran my first Spartan Sprint. I didn’t know fully what I was getting into, and I didn’t have the best training leading up to the race. The day before, it rained for fourteen hours. Come race day, it […]

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Pleasant Words

Temperance 11/12/2019 When you hear the words, you are refreshed. Invigorated. They stir your soul like a pat on the back or a gentle hand helping you up. It is a cup of hot soup on a cold winter’s day. The heat goes down to your core and warms your very being. We all yearn […]

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It Starts With Numero Uno

Temperance: 11/5/2019 In Lee Iacocca’s autobiography, Henry Ford III is described as a despot in control of Ford Motor Company. It was his kingdom, and he did as he pleased. It reminds me of a previous supervisor. She ruled her kingdom with an iron scepter, yet she was completely disengaged from the actual business. She […]

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A New Day

Temperance 9/10/19 Whatever happened yesterday cannot be changed. Too many times the sun has gone down, and I was left wondering what happened. Or more often than not, what didn’t happen. The day got away from me. Time was squandered, and I would go to bed in disgust having wasted another opportunity. But as a […]

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11 Tips for Banking Your Time

Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it is to be spent. -Carl Sandberg You only have so much in the bank. The sad truth is that there is no making deposits into this account to garner more time. Maybe with diet and exercise you can maximize your allotment, but even […]

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Temperance 2/26/2019

If a man does not discipline himself, he cannot bring order into the home. -Confucius You have only yourself to be blame if your house is in disarray. If you made this mess, then get some discipline and fix it. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if […]

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Temperance 2/19/2019

True power. True wisdom. If you want it, Lao Tzu has the key… Knowing others is intelligent. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much […]

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Choosing to Create More and Consume Less

Yesterday, I read the Medium article: Are You a Consumer or a Creator? by Melissa Chu. Ms. Chu writes about the prolific life of Pablo Picasso, who in his lifetime created 147,800 works of art. Imagine what it would take to produce that much content. As Ms. Chu writes, “He wasn’t reading about painting, thinking about painting, or watching someone else […]

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