I’ve heard this idea attributed to various sources and I’ve seen it adapted several different ways, depending on the audience. But I particularly like this version my brother shared with me some years ago, taken from a book by Lt. Col. (Retired) Dave Grossman, Ranger, Ph.D., Author of On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill. Continue reading Please don’t kick the sheepdog
As I continue my focus on the word “harmony” in 2013, I’ve been thinking about behaviors that look like harmony-producers but in reality are harmony-busters. They seem innocuous enough, perhaps even helpful. But over time, they can do more harm than good.
Here are a few I’ve observed (and there are many more). Maybe you can add some others: Continue reading Four Ways to (Politely) Pummel Harmony
“Strays in a tray; some thrown away. Rounded down. Unheeded; unneeded.” *
If you knew that you were the inspiration for something I wrote, would you be flattered – or flustered? Would you be interested to know how I depicted you and why? Or would you want to get the heck out of here NOW? Continue reading Have I Written About You?