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A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

In George R. R. Martin’s novels, A Game of Thrones, which has become an HBO television series, the nobles from the Seven Kingdoms of the continent of Westeros battle it…

Loafers, Expanding Stuff & Beagle Brat

Loafers, Expanding Stuff & Beagle Brat

My bride Management just bought me a new pair of shoes. I am concerned. Are we getting ready to have another one of those Averett improvement campaigns? As you know…

Required Reading: Conflict Resolution

Required Reading: Conflict Resolution

Have you noticed a trend in the news stories lately?  Last week’s news articles all seemed as if every story was about people involved in a conflict.  Have you ever…

What is Truth?

What is Truth?

Last week, many people enjoyed the day off in remembrance of Columbus Day. The famous Looney Toons cartoon depicts Columbus trying to convince King Ferdinand of Spain that the earth…

Naming Spiders, Flying Ace and Fat Boy vs Slim

Naming Spiders, Flying Ace and Fat Boy vs Slim

I had a few suggestions for a name for the garden spider on my office window. Considering I only have four readers it seems that all of them responded. The…

Dealing With Life’s Conflicts

Dealing With Life’s Conflicts

How are you at handling everyday conflicts? Are you asking, “What is a conflict?” A definition of conflict is the opposition between ideas and interests; the tension caused by differences.…

Interview With a Generation

A friend of ours who served as a judge was interviewing recent law school graduates for a position as a clerk. One promising candidate had all the right credentials—prep school,…

I Am What I Am!

I Am What I Am!

Recently, I was reminded of an old story that I’ve heard many times, and perhaps you have, too.  The version told by one comedian says that an old man and…

Fat Boy, Naming a Spider and Moving Stuff Home

Fat Boy, Naming a Spider and Moving Stuff Home

I am in a terrible situation. For most of my life I have had stuff spread out over, at the least, several counties and usually over several states. As of…

Autophobia Part II

Autophobia Part II

Last week we talked about autophobia or the fear of abandonment.  Abandonment can be devastating and leave a debilitating emotional imprint.  A fear of abandonment paralyzes and sabotages the ability…