Remember the computer saying G.I.G.O. ?

Posted by Pat on January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Did you know that at birth, a baby’s brain contains 100 billion neurons, roughly as many nerve cells as there are stars in the Milky Way, according to a Times magazine article? And what do we feed it? My first reaction? “Wow, we get all that power and hardware with no owner’s manual or instruction […]

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“Be Good to Your Old Man”

Posted by Pat on June 16, 2013 in Uncategorized |

A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get […]

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A week ago, “Boston” hadn’t happened

Posted by Pat on April 21, 2013 in Uncategorized |

  Life changes in the blink of an eye. And we just think that it can’t happen to us. My son has run in a number of the Boston marathons over the years, so last week’s events came home to me a bit sharper than it might have otherwise.   But whether as an individual or […]

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4 Reasons Why Today is Going to be Awesome

Posted by Pat on February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Do you agree that your today can be awesome? Here’s my four reasons:    1.  THIS IS THE ONLY DAY THAT EXISTS Everything in your life so far actually happened in the present, in the here and now. Likewise everything that will happen in the future will also end up happening in the present. Most […]

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To resolve or not to resolve, that is the question…

Posted by Pat on December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized |

To paraphrase Shakespeare, “To resolve or not to resolve, that is the question.” It’s the New Year, and many of us face this recurring ritual with less than enthusiasm!   “Firmness of resolve” has a tough time again the” stubbornness of the unresolved.” So if goals make you miserable, eliminate the misery! No one “has […]

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Do Thorns Have Roses?

Posted by Pat on October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized |

    What I want to share today is something I’ve shared on occasion in talks I’ve given, even though I don’t know where it came from originally.     I read it somewhere and that author indicated a friend told him it had been shared with him originally by an old friend who didn’t know who […]

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