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Giving Someone a Hearing Takes More than Just Listening

[Updated from the archives.] In To Have and Have Not Humphrey Bogart (playing Harry Morgan) is a fishing boat captain on a small Caribbean island, while Lauren Bacall (Marie) is an American stuck there with no way back to the … Continue reading

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A Short Dialog on Drinking Coffee and Fixing Other People’s Sins

[A somewhat fictional conversation in a supermarket parking lot.] “Hello.” “Hi … do we know each other?” “I’ve seen you around church and heard that the way you live is sinful and I thought you’d like me to tell you … Continue reading

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The Secret to Being a Good Listener

Listening well is not my strong suit. It’s a professional requirement, but it doesn’t come easy. Whether at work or with friends, my natural bent is not steering me toward any Listener of the Year awards. Speaking of friends, we have one … Continue reading

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Modeling Clay*

Listening well is not one of my strong suits. It’s a professional requirement, but that doesn’t mean it comes easy. Whether at work or with friends, my natural bent is not steering me toward any Listener of the Year awards. Speaking … Continue reading

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