Category Archives: self-help

“your last ride”

  Three months ago, I took a one week trip by train to the Midwest to attend a cultural event in Milwaukee. I had never been to the Midwest before (except for a one day business trip). I spent time … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Reflections on How I Deal with Lingering Resentments”

    This brief essay is concerned with the need we all feel sometimes to overcome ill effects and resentments from long past experiences. One example may serve to illustrate what I am thinking about: my lingering resentment and anger … Continue reading

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On Reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

   rws-comments-on-how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people   I have just finished reading Dale Carnegie’s bestselling book How to Win Friends and Influence People, which was originally published in 1936. I took notes as I was reading and got a lot out of it. The … Continue reading

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