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Making Every Day Thanksgiving

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (21)

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Here it is, Thanksgiving again.  I love Thanksgiving because it brings back a lot of great childhood memories — turkey, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, five or six desserts … the Packers and Lions doing battle on our black-and-white television set … snow flurries … the long weekend … and, best of all, family. Most everyone […]

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Dealing with Dicks

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)

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The bizarre NFL bullying case involving Richie Incognito (the accused bully) and his alleged victim, Jonathan Martin, brings to the fore once again a subject I have been spotlighting for years.  I don’t know the facts in the Miami Dolphins’ case, but I have long been outspoken in my belief that bullying is the most […]

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Going Head to Head with Ms. Snarky

Posted on November 1, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

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I’ve written about Ms. Snarky many times in the past.  Her most noteworthy traits are that she’s eighteenish, delusional about her importance, and always has her antennae actively searching for a nasty encounter with anyone who carelessly crosses her path.  Even though she gives the impression of being omnipresent, she most frequently can be found […]

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Go for It!

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (13)

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It’s a serious mistake to allow yourself to get caught up in the “what-if” and “how-to” trap — attempting to project all problems and solutions in advance of taking action.  The reality is that no one can ever hope to know all the problems in advance, let alone all the solutions. Further, most of the […]

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The Unlikely and Remarkable You

Posted on October 25, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (10)

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The Milky Way Galaxy consists of something in the neighborhood of 100 to 400 billion stars, depending on which scientist you choose to believe. Further, the Milky Way — only one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the known universe — is about 120,000 light years in diameter, an unfathomable distance. That said, if […]

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Message to Malala

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)

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Isn’t it amazing how the best aphorisms prove themselves to be true year after year?  Especially the one that tells us that every twenty-four hours the world turns over and somebody else is on top? Enter “I am Malala.”  It’s not just the title of Malala Yousafzai’s new book; it’s become a global mantra.   Who […]

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The Entrepreneur: America’s Great Unsung Hero

Posted on October 12, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (13)

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Heroes are people who accomplish extraordinary feats under extraordinarily difficult circumstances, such as the firefighters who marched into the World Trade Center towers, in an attempt to save lives, while everyone else was scurrying to get out. But there’s another kind of hero — one who makes a living accomplishing extraordinary feats under extraordinarily difficult […]

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The Fantasy that Never Arrives

Posted on October 4, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (16)

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Volumes have been written over the years on the subject of goals, and, indeed, there’s no question that goals are important.  But the more I reflect on the subject of goals, and the more I draw from my own experience and the experience of others, the more convinced I am that striving toward goals is […]

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Mass Murders and Fear

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

Thirteen people, including a three-year-old boy, shot in a South Side park in Chicago … thirteen more people killed just a few days earlier in the Washington Navy Yard … Newtown … Aurora … Tucson … Virginia Tech … everyone knows the locations by heart. About the only thing everyone agrees on is that these […]

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Overcoming Hopelessness: The Magic Mirror Solution

Posted on September 13, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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I recently received an e-mail from reader David C. that said, in part: “I need advice on keeping hope alive from someone whose been as close to hopelessness as one can be, yet still held on to it.” Among the thousands of letters and e-mails I’ve received over the years, a significant percentage of them […]

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