My wife had a hernia, so why can’t I?

Kathy recently had surgery to correct a pretty massive hiatal hernia. The doctor actually said “exceptionally large.”  So it makes sense that I’d be jealous of all the attention and want a hernia too.  Wrong.   We were actually on day two of her recovery and I goaded her into going for a little walk.  Loading …

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You may want to sit down for this. I am a liberal.

Yes, for those of you following my social media, my posts for the last several years were not an exercise in sarcasm, but my inability to resist sharing my impassioned and sometimes inflamed feelings about the current public narrative.   Those same posts have undoubtedly memorialized my liberal tendencies.  However, very little about which I’ve …

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Autonomy

I recently watched a Ted Talk by author Daniel Pink in which he discussed intrinsic motivation. During the talk, Pink identified several factors that nurture or diminish intrinsic motivation. However the one that stood out the most was “autonomy.” According to Pink, “to be fully motivated, you must be able to control what you do, …

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