Category: Relationships

The Genius Next Door

The Genius Next Door Wayne Dyer, whom I disagreed with on almost everything important, talked about engaging with even the boring and boorish people around you. He found that when he took a real interest in people that they would unfold to him as fascinating and interesting. There’s no magic here and no special tools are needed. People just like to be heard. To feel a little bit special. To get a word in edgewise. This has always been interesting to me. I thought about this today when I was talking with someone about getting their car worked on....

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Do Wasteful Thoughts Keep You Suspended In Mid-air?

Wile E. Coyote and Wasteful Thoughts I’ve started reading Sean Carroll’s so-far-fantastic-book The Big Picture. It’s tagged as an exploration of the origins of life, the origins of meaning, and the origins of the universe. What could be more fun? My Kindle lists it at 840 pages but so far each one is worth reading so I expect it will jog all kinds of thoughts and questions that I will translate into posts. The book opens with Wile E. Coyote defying gravity after running headlong over a steep cliff. You know the scene. He’s still running. His legs churn...

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Picky Eating? Should You Worry. Not Much

Picky Eating Maybe you’ve seen this at your house? It’s dinner time. One child wants chicken nuggets. Wants isn’t the right word. She will only eat chicken nuggets. She might be persuaded to have a couple of tots as long as they don’t touch the nuggets. Your other child is a little more eclectic in her eating habits. She’ll eat maybe a dozen foods but with so many rules that it’s hard to know what to cook. So you count through a boring litany one more time. Nuggets? Pasta? A waffle? Cereal? By the time you’re done, both kids...

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