Author Archives: Dan Kennedy

Quick Thoughts on The Court’s Decisions

My initial reaction:  I don’t think I exaggerate when I say we’ve seen the end of self-government in these United States.  All the executive of a State has to do to void an law he or she doesn’t like, but … Continue reading

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Another Source of Fear

In my previous post, I said fear is one thing holding you back, and gave some reasons for fear.  Today I want to briefly explore another reason we have fear:  We don’t think we know enough about something, so there’s … Continue reading

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Two Things Holding You Back

What keeps you from moving forward in your job, your career, your life?  What keeps you from achieving your goals and dreams? I believe there are really only two things holding us back.  They are fear, and giving up.  These … Continue reading

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More on Real Self-Esteem

In my last post, I defined what “self-esteem” really means, and briefly touched on how to instill it.  I want to go into a bit more detail on what it takes to build true self-esteem, using the martial arts as … Continue reading

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How to Create Real Self-Esteem

We all know parents like this: “Brianna, you sing like an angel!” (Brianna’s singing makes dogs run for cover and neighbors stick chopsticks in their ears.) “Sally, you’re so smart!  You’re going to go to Harvard!” (Sally couldn’t spell “cat” … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking? Not So Much

My daughter and I had an interesting conversation over the weekend.  Somehow, the topic of gay marriage came up.  She started citing polls that “show most people are in favor of gay marriage.” (NOTE:  I do not care to hear about your … Continue reading

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Are You Really Wearing That to Work?

Yesterday my manager forwarded me an e-mail from our HR contact.  The subject line read “Halloween costumes.” The e-mail said that HR has already received questions about Halloween costumes, and that upper management is not supportive of the wearing of … Continue reading

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About Last Night – Why Didn’t Romney Pounce?

During last night’s debate, Pres. Obama made the following statement: “…a teacher that I met in Las Vegas, a wonderful young lady, who describes to me – she’s got 42 kids in her class.  The first two weeks she’s got … Continue reading

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Article V Convention – Final Thoughts

At the close of my previous post, I posed the question of why, if it is clear that Congress must call a convention, they haven’t done so.  Why haven’t the other branches done anything to force the hand of Congress? … Continue reading

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Article V Convention – Part 2

In the previous post, I noted that states have applied to Congress for an Article V amendment convention.  How many states have applied?  One would assume that fewer than 2/3 of the states have applied since no convention has been … Continue reading

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