Category Archives: Teaching Stories
Teachings are helpful, but often times I need a concrete example. The poem “Beg for Love” by Abu-Said Abil-Kheir is a teaching. The accompanying concrete example, along with the artwork, reminds me how to put the teaching to work.
Old joke: God came to a Russian man and offered him one wish, whatever he wanted. Before the man could speak, God cautioned him, “Whatever you ask for, I’ll give twice as much to your neighbor. The man thought carefully … Continue reading
The Bible tells the stories of Jesus’ miracle healings. We all love miracles. My cancer treatment was a miracle of sorts. It is now a year after the end of chemo. Not all cancer patients survive this long. The woman … Continue reading
Usually I’d post a story about Warren Buffet on my financial blog, but Warren Buffett On Goals: If It’s Not The Most Important Thing, Avoid It At All Costs is not about money. It’s about living your life, not someone else’s or society’s. … Continue reading
At the University, there is a ledge really no more than a misplaced form when the concrete was poured. Birds have perched and deposited. Leaf litter has fallen, off the roof, and now there is a tree growing in this … Continue reading
Sometimes challenges lurk in unexpected places. I had a martial arts student who was 5\’10\” and 225+ pounds, a bit overweight and very strong. If his execution of a technique was even halfway decent, none of us could stop him. … Continue reading