Posts Tagged "lessons learned"

Crabbing on the Severn

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Lessons Learned | 0 comments

Crabbing on the Severn

In Maryland, crabbing season starts three weeks after the forsythia blooms, when the crabs begin to make their way from the deep waters of the Chesapeake to the Severn. Crab lovers anxiously await the event as much as the arrival of the tall ships into the Baltimore Harbor and the 4th of July. There are two stages of crabbing. The first stage is to load the “bait” into a trap or pot, preferably the fish “elwise”, however crabs also like chicken. The trap is constructed so the crabs are easily drawn in to the bait, but unable to escape. Once this trap is lowered into the water, crabs find...

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Boiling Pot

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Lessons Learned | 0 comments

Boiling Pot

Early in their marriage, Cindy and Bill had many discussions about how to cook. The first such discussion involved the process of boiling eggs. Cindy’s process involved putting eggs in a boiler, covering the eggs with water, putting it on the stovetop and turning on the gas burner. Once the water came to a rolling boil, she turned the burner off, put a lid on the pot, and let the eggs sit in hot water for 15 minutes. Then, it was important to replace the warm water with cold water and allow the eggs to cool. Her technique for boiling eggs, which she had learned by trial and error, produced...

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You Don’t Know Me

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in What is Love | 0 comments

You Don’t Know Me

Is it safe for you to tell people who you really are? What you think and feel? Will you be rejected if people learn you are different than them? That you disagree with them? Can people co-exist in a world where they are defined by their differences? Just like friends of mine who are judged and often rejected because they are black, gay, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic, and atheist. In a world where they are subjugated to other’s values and what others think is acceptable they are assessed to be sitting on the fringe of respectability. Is their rejection acceptable to me?...

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Do NOT Read This Blog

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Featured Posts | 0 comments

Do NOT Read This Blog

If you have spent time around small children, you know that one of the first words they learn to speak, along with “Mama” and “Dada”, is “NO.” Before they learn to say the word, they know what it means and they know it has power.

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