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When Failure Isn’t Failure

Below is a video of Bob Fisher, who holds 14 world records in free throw shooting. I know about him because he lives just a short motorcycle ride from my home town. I am writing about him because of something the Topeka Capitol Journal quoted him saying: “With our brain, the key word is elasticity.

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What’s in a name?

“Hi, my name is Tori, I’ll be your server.” “Hi Tori, my name is Marvin, and this is Rebecca.” So began an encounter at a restaurant recently. I wanted Tori to know that I saw her as a person, not simply “your server,” and I wanted Tori to know that we were Marvin and Rebecca,

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The Right Thing

Several years ago, when I was working as a government attorney, I was punished for doing the right thing. Details aren’t important, but I was asked for a legal opinion, and I gave the best, most truthful answer even though I knew it wasn’t what my client wanted to hear. As a result I was

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What do Danny Manning, Alexander the Great, and Mitt Romney have in common?

Published on March 29, 2012 by in Words of Wisdom

Ok, so it’s March Madness, the Final Four, and all that. I’m a huge KU basketball fan and I can’t wait until the championship game tonight. So, a week or so ago, my wife and I were talking about KU basketball, and how much Danny Manning had meant to the team as an assistant coach.

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