Category Archives: The Culture

A Nice Juxtaposition

On my drive home this evening, I was listening to Performance Today on the local classical public radio station (WDAV).  “Les Preludes” by Franz Liszt was on.  The traffic came to a stop, and another SUV came up alongside.  We … 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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