Monthly Archives: November 2011

Read and be happy

Good writing does not need to be quarantined in the realm of non-fiction biographies and daily news stories. Nor do beautiful sentences hide only in the pages of well-crafted fiction. Good writing and moving prose can be found in blog … Continue reading

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Turkey Day talk

The past few years of Mike Shanahan’s coaching career have intertwined with one Kory Lichtensteiger. Last year, the offensive guard started all but two games for the Redskins after being drafted by the Shanahan-led Denver Broncos. Lichtensteiger has started a … Continue reading

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I love traveling, but it’s good to be home for an uninterrupted 10 days. My magazine stack is dwindling, I’m catching up on sleep and the unstructured time has me thinking of my next major travel destinations. This strategy is … Continue reading

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Black hearts and war zones

David Gilkey, photographer, videographer and radio reporter for NPR, visited Mizzou last week. He’s won numerous awards for his work, and his “Blackhearts” video is simply astounding. Those bullets? He wore two recorders on his head in the field. “It’s … Continue reading

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Intelligence +7

Success is a relative word. Intelligence is not. We measure it and compare it and define it. Intelligence is measure by the “consistency of individual differences.” How quickly and accurately can you identify and correct your mistakes? Intelligence. Yet, there … Continue reading

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