I love those conflicting two-word phrases called oxymorons … “pretty ugly” “legal brief” “old news” “committee decision” And, “country music.” Another: Adult learning We’re not good at learning because we’ve “mis-learned” what learning is. Learning is not about showing up. Learning is not about going to class, memorizing content, passing a test. That’s called “college.”…

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  John, Karen, three active grandkids—and a 34 year, work-in-progress marriage.   In 1991, eleven years married, Karen said, “John, I’m going to marriage counseling. You coming?!” I went because this relationship is my most important relationship. I also hoped counseling would … fix Karen. Instead, I learned this truth—and have learned it again and…

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While many talk about leaving a better world to our children, accountable parents work to leave better children to the world. One thing I’ve learned writing a bunch of books is this: Every book has typos. Some mistakes don’t matter much, as we can still understand the author’s meaning—even when there are two in one…

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Please pop over to the QBQ! Facebook page to learn, share, and like us! The winter of 1970 in Ithaca, N.Y. provided perfect conditions for bombing around on our now vintage-looking Fox Trac snowmobile. Thus, the 11-year-old competent, confident, and cute commander of this carriage needed the proper winter attire. So my mom (riding in the…

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