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Never Say, “I Was Just Going to Say…”

Never Say, “I Was Just Going to Say…”

You’ve experienced this a hundred times. Two people start to speak at the same time. They both stop. She says, “You go.” He says, “Well, I was just going to say…” That’s apology language when apology isn’t necessary. The other person gave you a gift. In a moment when both of you put your excitement … Continue reading

What Is Your Petri Dish?

What Is Your Petri Dish?

A petri dish is a small container used by scientists, usually biologists, to discover and explore cultured cells, plants, and so on. It’s usually, but not always, 100mm in diameter and 15mm in height. In 1887, it played a key role in discovering penicillin. While petri dishes come in different sizes and other variables scientists do … Continue reading

Chuck Knows Church Is Awesome.

Chuck Knows Church Is Awesome.

One of the stumbling blocks to persons unfamiliar with church trying church is, well, being unfamiliar with church. It’s hard to feel at ease when there’s a bunch of stuff one doesn’t understand. There are a lot of reasons why people claim themselves as “spiritual but not religious,” a way of saying there’s at least … Continue reading

How Companies Should Respond II: Government Edition

How Companies Should Respond II: Government Edition

Last week I wrote about Minute Maid’s clever, Ghostbusters reference-laden response to my request to bring back Ecto-Cooler. Seems like it’s not only corporations who are giving out clever responses. So is the government. In December, a petition of a required 25,000+ names went forward to the White House to ask them to build a … Continue reading

Certain Music in Certain Spaces.

Certain Music in Certain Spaces.

Today at work I put on Jar of Flies by Alice in Chains and didn’t think much of it; it was automatic. A co-worker asked me what I was listening to and while she liked the sound she joked that it probably wasn’t listening to it to determine whether it would make a good fit … Continue reading