Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rocks or Water?

In mid-December, I read a Newsweek article by Oliver Burkeman on why resolutions, particularly at the beginning of a new year, fail. Apparently willpower is a “depletable resource: the more of it you use making one change, the less you’ll … Continue reading

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Do you remember as a kid, or more likely a teenager, defiantly declaring that you were NEVER going to be like your mom or dad when you grew up? Well, to quote Dr. Phil: How’s that working for you? One … Continue reading

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Healthcare by Groupon

Back in June of 2011, I broke my left heel (the calcaneus) and had surgery to insert two screws that pulled the pieces back together. I was on crutches for almost three months, much of that time not putting any … Continue reading

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Epiphany, Entropy and Energy

Today is Epiphany, the start of my favorite liturgical season. It’s not most people’s favorite, maybe because it’s not as “sexy” as Christmas and Easter or as “Christian” as Lent (you know, all the “deprive-yourself-and-feel-bad” stuff that’s often associated with … Continue reading

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