Tag Archives: Regret

Needing to Be Right

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Needing to be right can sometimes be oh-so-wrong. I learned that more than 50 years ago while on a canoe trip down Sugar Creek in north-central Indiana with some of my high school friends.  It was a beautiful spring day.  The river was alive with insects, birds…and snakes. Every now and then we… Read more »

If Only

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On the day Thomas Carlyle’s wife was buried it poured down rain. In April 1866, the Scottish writer and a group of mourners tramped through the mud to the cemetery where Jane was laid to rest.  They had been married for 40 years.  Then he returned to his home, feeling desperately alone.  The Carlyles’ relationship had been shaped by his… Read more »