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Gail Blanke commented on Gail Blanke's blog post MMM: WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?
"I agree 100% my fellow Greek Diogenes today would have broken his lamp! What I hate more than anything when I hear from a commercial to a politician outright lies. Not only insults once intelligence but sends the message only way…"
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MMM: WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?

WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?  Remember him? The founder of Cynical Philosophy, he was called "Diogenes the Cynic" and lived in Greece from 412 to 323 BC. Ancient Greek writings credit Diogenes with the famous search for an "honest man" which he conducted in broad daylight, carrying a lighted lantern. Evidently, he never found one. I'm not Diogenes, nor was meant to be; I'm not even a cynic, but it sure would be great to run into an "honest man" - or woman - out there, wouldn't it? But…See More
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Monday Morning Motivator:TAKE IT SLOW...

TAKE IT SLOW... More than a few decades ago, before we were married, Jim and I flew down to Haiti for a brief get-away vacation in Port au Prince, the capital. We stayed at The Hotel Oloffson, a great favorite of the writer, Graham Greene, who used it as the setting for the "Hotel Trianon" in his 1966 novel, The Comedians. The Oloffson is a 19th century gothic, gingerbread mansion set in a lush tropical garden, high in the mountains overlooking the city. "Romantic" doesn't even begin to…See More
Jul 14
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Monday Morning Motivator: BECOMING WHAT WE HATE...

BECOMING WHAT WE HATE... I can't remember exactly when I first heard the phrase, "We become what we hate..." I think it was in a college philosophy class. It hit me pretty hard at the time. Still does. Now more than ever. Maybe it's because there are so many "hateful" things going on "out there" - and even "in here..." So, not surprisingly, our focus is on how truly awful "it" is. And...it is. But to actually become the very thing we abhor is an appalling thought - whether you're an individual,…See More
Jul 7
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MMM: HIGH ANXIETY

HIGH ANXIETY "Hey, where's my phone?? I had it a little while ago - I think - I mean I used it like, what? An hour ago? Didn't I? I tried calling it. Wait, did I put it on vibrate??! I'm dead!!" That's me. Like, not every day, but almost...  Maybe it's you, too. The "Where's My Phone??!!" panic attack is all pervasive. In fact, I don't know anyone who doesn't have it. Your heart starts to beat harder, you dart mindlessly from room to room in your house or apartment searching wildly for it. You…See More
Jun 30
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Monday Morning Motivator: RECLAIMING THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION

RECLAIMING THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION ...in the nick of time We all know people (they're multiplying like rabbits; you or I might even be one of them...) who  treat a conversation like a competition. It's like, who's going to win the conversation game?? They pontificate on a subject - it could be anything from politics (it frequently is, these days), to pruning (it's that time of year), to the point of exhaustion. They have all the answers - and the questions - leaving the "other" person to…See More
Jun 23
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Monday Morning Motivator: YOU GOT ME, BABE...

YOU GOT ME, BABE...  You know our Golden Retriever, Willa. I write about her all time - and talk about her all the time. Everyone in our family does. When one of us is out of town and calls home, the first thing he or she asks is, "How's Willa?" The answer is usually, "She's great! But she misses you...." And she does. "What a lover!" is usually what people say about her, even when they've just met her for the first time - on the street, in the park, wherever. She is. But being a "lover" isn't…See More
Jun 16
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Monday Morning Motivator: "GET REAL, WILL YA?!"

"GET REAL, WILL YA?!"                                                             I hate that phrase. And heaven knows I've had it said to me enough times...sometimes in the form of "We have to manage our expectations." Or,  "Can you curb your enthusiasm for a minute?"  Or, "Afterall, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." And, "Look, if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Where would we all be if - as a country, a society, as organizations, families, or individuals - we had "gotten…See More
Jun 9
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Monday Morning Motivator: WHAT TO RUN ON WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING ON EMPTY

WHAT TO RUN ON WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING ON EMPTY Sometimes the times that try men's and women's souls aren't the major hits or the seemingly end of the world occurrences - the job lost, the big chance blown, the wedding canceled. But rather it's the wear and tear of the little stuff - the constant criticisms, the endless requests, the changes of direction, the feeling that "it's" never done - or never good enough, or...maybe just not worth it...that wipes us out. As a friend of mine said recently,…See More
Jun 2
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Monday Morning Motivator: SHE'S THE ONE WHO....

SHE'S THE ONE WHO....  How often, when we introduce someone, do we actually say who they are? I don't mean what they do, I mean who they are.  If I'm any example, not all that often. I heard myself introduce someone to a friend the other day by saying, "Hank, I'd like you to meet my friend, Barbara." That was it. Hank was left holding the bag and could only say to Barbara, "Great to meet you, Barbara...how 'bout this weather?" Okay, that's not the absolute end of the world, but how much…See More
May 27
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Monday Morning Motivator: BEIN' GREEN

BEIN' GREEN Kermit the Frog sang, "It's not easy being green..." But boy, if there ever were a time to be green. It's now. We've been waiting for "green" for so long, we almost forgot what it looked like."Gray" owned every single day. But those days are done.. I'm really into plants. Okay, not as much as I'm into dogs - Periodically re-pot them. Plants love a fresh container with new dirt underneath their roots. But don't put them into a pot too much bigger than their old one. They'll feel lost…See More
May 19
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Monday Morning Motivator: "IT WASN'T MY FAULT!"

"IT WASN'T MY FAULT!"  Remember Rick Moranis as Howard Gross, the screaming, burned out public relationsexecutive in the 1986 comedy, Head Office? He and other stars like Judge Reinhold who plays Jack Issel, a natural-born slacker who just graduated from business school and gets repeatedly promoted because his father is an influential (and corrupt) U.S. senator, and Richard Masur who plays Max Landsberger, Issel's totally jaded "personnel officer" (plus Eddie Albert, Jane Seymour and Danny…See More
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MMM: WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?

WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM? 

 

Remember him? The founder of Cynical Philosophy, he was called "Diogenes the Cynic" and lived in Greece from 412 to 323 BC. Ancient Greek writings credit Diogenes with the famous search for an "honest man" which he conducted in broad daylight, carrying…

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Posted by Gail Blanke on July 21, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Monday Morning Motivator:TAKE IT SLOW...

TAKE IT SLOW...

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Posted by Gail Blanke on July 14, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: BECOMING WHAT WE HATE...

BECOMING WHAT WE HATE...

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Posted by Gail Blanke on July 7, 2014 at 5:00am

MMM: HIGH ANXIETY

HIGH ANXIETY

 

"Hey, where's my phone?? I had…

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Posted by Gail Blanke on June 30, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: RECLAIMING THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION

RECLAIMING THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION

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Posted by Gail Blanke on June 23, 2014 at 5:00am

 
 
 

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