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Rejecting rejection!

Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins (43) and forward Kevin Garnett (5) block a shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)

Rejection! Who the heck needs it? It’s personal, can hurt deeply and can leave an indelible emotional scar. Fact ...

Be thankful for the “what didn’t happen!”

Be thankful for the “what didn’t happen!”

As grateful of things in life that did happen to us– births, weddings, graduations, great kids, etc. – how much are ...

Hey, speak English! (part two)

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Empathy can go a long way towards understanding how sensitive language diversity can be. For me it was years ago when I ...

Hey, speak English! (Part one)

Communication

Out of exasperation, some will bellow the words, “Speak English!” Others? Well, my hunch is that most will roll ...

Hurdling heavy accents

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No matter how hard I work at it, I often struggle attempting to communicate with someone with a “heavy” accent. Am ...

“Going Southern”

I spent the 4th of July weekend in the state of Virginia, a stay that took us to small town shops, firework displays ...