The Leader's Pause

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More Important Than Fear

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” (Ambrose Bierce)   It can be scary to confront your teenager about her recent behavior changes. But parenting is more important than fear.   It can be scary to tell a spouse your fears about your…
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The Problem with Polls

Whether you’re upset or elated by this year’s results, there’s one thing we can probably all agree on: the prediction polls were not all that precise. Similar to 2016, poll-based estimates were a good bit off in their predictions in a number of races and states. Perhaps this is because: Humans are still unable to predict the…
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How to Help Someone Take Their Own Life

“It feels like my life ain’t mine. Who can relate?” (Logic, “1-800-273-8255”)   Wow. In all my years of blogging, no post has ever garnered more attention than the one I sent last week, “The Good Depression.”   It seems I’m not alone in the depression struggle of 2020. Thank you to all who reached out…
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The Good Depression

Earlier this week I promised an explanation for my absence from The Daily Pause the last four months. A great many of you have reached out, wondering if the Pause’s disappearance had something to do with your technology. No, in truth the issue was all about my psychology.   For the last 12 years or so,…
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It’s Not You; It’s Me

Hello, Pausers! It’s been a while. For reasons I will document later this week, this is my first Daily Pause since June 1. That’s a four-month gap, after a 12-year run of posting at least 4x a week.   A great number of you have reached out, wondering if possibly your email got deleted somehow. Thank…
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What Would Gandhi Do?

“If we obtain our independence through violence, I want no part of it.” (Mohandas K. Gandhi)   Times like these are ripe for extremes. We almost can’t help it. Our emotions are like exposed nerve endings in a windstorm, shocked to and fro by every new social media breeze. Or gust: The tornado of George…
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