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Teaching By Parable

The parable has always been my favorite method of teaching. The reason is simple: People remember the story, and when they remember the story they remember the lesson the story provided. As an example, the greatest storyteller of all time, the ...

Hugging at Home and Work

An Associated Press article points out that hugging has become corporate policy at Health Care & Retirement Corp. in Toledo, Ohio. The company sends every employee through an 11-hour training program to make certain the hugging is appropriate, ...

No Such Thing as a 'Little' Sale

On our 25th wedding anniversary, my wife gave me some beautiful diamond cufflinks. Unfortunately, I could not find French cuff shirts in Dallas.

On a speaking engagement in Burlington, Iowa, I was told of a store in Fort Madison run by Doyle ...

Kids Cost Money

Kids cost money. So what else is new? We know kids are expensive -- but just how expensive was reported by The Associated Press in a recent issue of The Dallas Morning News. The study involved 12,850 two-parent households and 3,395 single-parent ...

Laugh, Cry, or Do Something

We've all used the phrase, "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry." To this I will add there is a third option, and that is to do something about it.

According to Paul Craig Roberts, economist with the Kato Institute, the Washington, D.C., Rescue...

'Dennis the Menace'

I'll confess that "Dennis The Menace" is my favorite philosopher. Of all of the comic-strip characters, Dennis fills a need in my life -- namely, to be forced to think and to be encouraged to laugh.

A couple of years ago, a Dennis cartoon ...