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lucky loss

Many are inspired by the life of Muhammad Ali… …but I prefer the bio of another boxer—the man Ali beat in the legendary fight known as “The Rumble in the Jungle“. Ali won that 1974 bout using what he called … Continue reading

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the teacher teaches himself

How could he cope? How could he keep going in a situation that seemed hopeless? This was the dilemma faced by a teacher in a New Orleans public school. He’d chosen to work in our lowest-rated school system, because he … Continue reading

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epiphany: from myself to me

Only recently did I realize the significance of the feast day of Epiphany… …celebrated by Christians all over the world, January 6. The Epiphany recognizes the end of the wise men’s search.  They behold the Christ child. Ironically, “epiphany” has … Continue reading

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Remembering Archibald Leach

  I learned courage from Jesus, Buddha, Lincoln, Einstein, and Mr. Cary Grant.                              —  Peggy Lee  I love that quote from the sultry singer of “Boy from Ipanema”… What Peggy Lee stated, so succinctly, is the same thing I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Mora Than We’ll Ever Know

  “You don’t know.  You just don’t know.  You may think you know, but you don’t.  And you never will.” I must admit, I still take delight in that rant delivered by coach Jim Mora to the media, years ago, … Continue reading

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Unmixing the Message

  I heard these words too often as a boy: “Don’t do as I do, do as I say.” And so, I can empathize with that confused child who now scratches his head… …as he listens to yet another lecture … Continue reading

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In a Brown Study

  Our mythologies and religions tell us who we are. They tell us psychological truths. With that in mind, should our new mythology include stories from psychological studies?  Don’t such studies ask us to consider the mysteries of the human … Continue reading

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