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Going Up or Going Down

About four months ago, I walked into my boss’s office and gave her an impassioned plea about where our office stood and where it needed to go. It must have been effective as she told me to just go and do what I needed to do. So here I stand today with an office composed of…

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Enflamed

At some point, the fire burned so bright and angry inside it seared all that was good, soft, and living inside of her. Hard charcoal embers flicked with fire and sparks ever-oscillating between red, gray, orange, and white. Smoke heaved and billowed from within as soot and ashes settled like snowflakes laying the framework for the ensuing…

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Never Meant to Be

When she was in kindergarten, she was deeply in love with Sam (according to her mom). In fact, she loved him so much, she chased him around the playground one day and scratched him up with her nails. She has some vague recollection of being traumatized by a principal, but really can’t recall the details. When she was in 4th grade, she…

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The Coolest Mom Ever

She stood ten feet off of first base, score-book cradled in her left arm as she watched the batter walk up to the plate. First pitch…ball. Second pitch…foul… Third pitch…a hard strike to the third baseman whose glove hit the ball wrong and sent it careening behind him. “Get moving,” she hollered as he scrambled,…

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Exploration

“Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.” The common sense chapter and a nice wrap-up to a very informative book. Remember when you were a kid…come on, now, I know you do. You remember getting stung by the bee. Your parents told you not to touch it, but there it was, buzzing around you,…

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Gender

We hit the 11th rule in Brain Rules, and while I thought it would be less than exciting, this was one of the most interesting chapters yet. Chapter 11: Gender “Male and Female Brains are Different” So pretend you work for a company that has a brilliant vice president. This person is a stellar performer…