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The Value of Being Wrong

Jan 29, 2020 5:25:09 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Were you brought up in a similar manner to me? 

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Risking Deep Connections

Dec 30, 2019 9:31:58 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Why I Write

Nov 27, 2019 9:24:42 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Medicine for the Soul

May 23, 2019 1:18:04 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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That’s what my Mom called laughter.

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Where Does It Hurt?

Apr 28, 2019 6:53:54 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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The homily last Sunday was centered on the theme, “where does it hurt?”.  Our priest’s point was that you cannot identify how to fix what ails you until you know what is really causing the pain.

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Second Thoughts

Mar 27, 2019 6:44:02 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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My first thoughts are generally good. At this age and with my experience, I suppose they should be. But first thoughts are still only that: first thoughts. They should be only the beginning of a process of exploration. Rarely do first thoughts stand the tests of time and season. And clinging to first thoughts by resisting new facts is a path to ignorance. Second thoughts and third ones take more time and deliberation, but the payoff is substantial.      This month’s article (see below) is “Second-Order Thinking” by blogger Shane Parrish (www.farnamstreet.com). Parrish is a thought leader in the financial investment community and his article is based around Howard Marks’ new book, “The Most Important Thing”. Their thoughts are deep and informative.  First and second level thinking can be applied to every decision we make in life: acquiring or leaving a home, a car, a business, a partner or a friend as well as developing our values, political views and spirituality.    Where are you stuck in first level thinking? ·        Lost a friend because they “did something”?

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No Self-made Man am I

Feb 28, 2019 9:30:58 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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Trust Their Lips but Watch Their Hips

Jan 25, 2019 3:28:47 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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I see Patrick Sloan around town from time to time and my greeting is always the same: “thanks for the tip”.

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Plans and Self-Actualization

Dec 31, 2018 3:18:23 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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This last in this series of “things I know for sure” is that no person can become what they want to be without a written plan.

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Doing the Things We Hate To Do

Nov 29, 2018 2:13:39 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Newsletter

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In 66 years I’ve learned that I can only do what I love to do if (and only if) I’m willing to also do the things least appealing to me.  Here’s just a few of those things.

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