The Man in the Dumpster

“Every man is guilty of the good he did not do.” – Voltaire

I rounded the corner, dressed for work but not completely awake in the morning darkness. It’s a long walk to my car, and I’m once again aggravated that our apartment complex does not having enough parking spaces for its tenants. As always, there’s the anxious mouse-voice in my subconscious murmuring about being late for work, even though I’ve got nearly an hour to make my twenty-minute commute. I’m repeatedly replaying the dim scenes of me grabbing my wallet, pocketing my keys, pulling my lunch out of the fridge, and – most important – making sure I have my Chap-stik. I’ve already patted my pockets down six times in the forty feet that I’ve walked from my front door; I’ve got everything, but I won’t be able to banish that forgetting-something feeling until I’ve arrived at work on time and busied myself. With all this pre-caffeinated fluff going on in my head, I’m surprised I noticed them at all.

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Power of Communication, Part I

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” – Warren G. Bennis

Last week in my post “In Focus”, I touched on having a vision. Earlier this week I cracked open Helio Fred Garcia’s The Power of Communication and I’ve been devouring it daily. As I was reading, I found myself thinking: “How can I make sure these concepts stick?”

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Going or Having?

“No man is an island, entire of itself.” – John Donne

Note: This post is in response to A Fractured Faith’s blog post “Stay At Home Christian”. To avoid confusion or context issues, I highly suggest reading it here before reading this post.  

Why go? Maybe it’s because I’m from the South, but I believe I know a few folks that would get antsy at somebody even asking such a question: “Why should I go to church?” Well, because it’s what you’re supposed to do if you’re a Christian, right? What kind of heathen would even ask that?

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In Focus

“Without vision, there is no hope” – George Washington Carver

So the wife and I just finished watching the first season of Mindhunter on Netflix. For those of you who aren’t familiar (or don’t care to watch shows featuring the exploits of serial killers. It’s okay, guys, I get it…) it’s about how the FBI first started doing psychological profiling of murderers in the late 70’s. I assume most of us have seen at least one episode of Criminal Minds, which is Hollywood-doctored FBI profiling through and through. I’m sure plenty of Mindhunter is Hollywood-doctored, too, but that’s besides the point. Read More


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