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The Power of  Clarity: Lessons Learned from the Perfect Pie
Courage > Cool

The Power of Clarity: Lessons Learned from the Perfect Pie

Just before Highway 62 makes a northeasterly turn in the direction of Crater Lake sits a Southern Oregon institution.  Beckie’s has graced that piece of highway since 1926, offering to...
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Breaking the Mental Logjam: The Power of Joy
Self-Improvement

Breaking the Mental Logjam: The Power of Joy

It’s been quiet up here in the treehouse, at least outwardly. While I often sit among its calming branches, it’s been hard in the past few months to find pearls...
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Hitting the Re-Set button—Five Steps to Overcome Inertia
Self-Improvement

Hitting the Re-Set button—Five Steps to Overcome Inertia

With holidays come interesting dynamics. Many years ago, I lived in a New York Chelsea neighborhood loft. In the middle of said loft sat a fancy, schmancy, over-the-top Garland range....
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The Journey in Verse
Journey Books

The Journey in Verse

Over the holidays, I attended a Boxing Day party for which each of the guests was asked to bring something creative to share. Being a little shy of sharing my...
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Pursuing the New with a New Book
Journey Books

Pursuing the New with a New Book

It began with, “WHERE is the book?” The question came from well-meaning friends and colleagues during the several years I spent not writing said book. Eventually I ran out of...
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Discovering Your Roots Can Boost Your Growth
Self-Improvement

Discovering Your Roots Can Boost Your Growth

The popular PBS program, “Finding Your Roots,” brought home, literally and figuratively, how familial roots run deep, offering insights from distant times and places. With his calm presence, the host,...
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A Love Supreme: The Day I Rediscovered Jazz, Cooking, and Rebooting
Self-Improvement

A Love Supreme: The Day I Rediscovered Jazz, Cooking, and Rebooting

Last week I heard the news about the discovery of a lost John Coltrane recording. The seven cut recording preceded by two years his 1965 album, “A Love Supreme,” that...
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Leading in the Discomfort Zone
Taking Chances to Create Change

Leading in the Discomfort Zone

For most people the word, “discomfort,” conjures up a physical sensation—a slight sick feeling in the stomach, a disorienting unease, an accelerating heart rate. Whatever is happening, chances are, it...
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