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The Marble

Old school personal development personality Earl Nightingale once told a story about a glass marble. Nightingale related how he had been hogging the conversation with a friend. He eventually noticed the friend was looking over Nightingale’s shoulder seemingly bored. He … Continue reading

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To Listen

Yesterday afternoon, a garbage truck was compacting a load of trash; a large dog was barking; some squirrels were scolding a stray cat; a neighbor continually revved the engine of his Ford Mustang; a robin was chirping; and an ambulance … Continue reading

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Listening

Schultz observed the conversation between Andy and me last Thursday. First he looked at Andy as my friend spoke, then Schultz watched me as I spoke. Schultz is Andy’s German Shepherd. I commented on Schultz’s behavior because I have rarely … Continue reading

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Hearing Noises

Just a few moments ago the furnace cycled off then a second later there was a “boom” noise. It was the sound of the sheet metal ductwork returning to its resting shape. Over the past few years, the combination of … Continue reading

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To Listen

To hear is not always to listen.  In the strictest sense, to hear is the ability to perceive sounds; to listen is to make an effort to specifically hear something and pay attention to it. Now that I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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