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Blog entries by paperbackwriter

  1. Oh looks like someone has started a thread over there. What's it about ? Oh of course. The family scapegoat. Family member X. We all have a grievance against Family Member X. What a great way of creating solidarity for the rest of us, and making sure we aren't the family pariah. . Distancing ourselves from such childish behaviour. That makes me feel so mature. Oh look here. Someone is sharing...
  2. The AA meetings Ive been too are more often than not full of the spirit. People make themselves vulnerable. There's lots of empathy and sharing and well...love. There is something about being at rock bottom that reminds us of how important humility is. So we make our comeback and regain our confidence. And we tend to lose our humility in the process. No longer at rock bottom, we get our...
  3. This will not be a theology lesson. But I rate the interpretation of the phrase very important. Much of my childhood and early adult life I took this phrase to mean "be meek, be passive, God will sort everything out." And to some extent it actually worked. Well I mean I was hardly every bullied for instance . But looking back I was hardly ever taken seriously either. It became known that I was...
  4. I am the master of my toothbrush and the standby vice vice captain of my soul if you can keep your head while others are losing it you probably need to escape ISIS asap because you're next I wandered lonely as a nimbo cumulus...…… [cant seem to get this poem to gel..any ideas? ]
  5. What are the most important leadership qualities in your opinion? This topic occurred to me at work yesterday. My boss is good at her job. Under pressure, she makes good decisions. I thought to myself, "that must be the single most important trait of a leader. Making good decisions under pressure. Being calm and non-reactive. Qualities which I lacked when I was thrust into leadership roles....