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The Hustler

Nov/30/2016

Several years ago, Paul Newman starred in a movie titled "The Hustler." It dealt with the game of pool, and a hustler was a guy who set someone up and then hustled or beat him out of his money. The connotation of a hustler was definitely ...





Efficiency Is Costly

Nov/23/2016

When I was a youngster in Yazoo City, Miss., twice each week -- on Tuesday and Friday nights -- I delivered the hometown newspaper. One night a week, I collected for the paper. The financial rewards were small but important. More important was ...





A Rainy Day Story

Nov/16/2016

Today was "one of those days." I don't believe I've ever seen as much rain fall so hard or for so long as I did today. My wife and I were on our way to Tyler, Texas, to make a couple of purchases and, more importantly, to see Dr. John Hudnall, ...





Talk Radio Can Help

Nov/02/2016

This morning, I heard a fascinating conversation between a father and a talk-show host. The father said his two little boys had been put on school probation because they had been late to school nine times in the last 60 days. The father felt ...





Discipline vs. Punishment

Oct/26/2016

Many people cringe when they see the word "discipline" because they are confusing discipline with punishment. Discipline is something you do for someone; punishment is something you do to someone. Discipline is the missing quality in many ...





Is Motivation Permanent?

Oct/19/2016

Many times, I'm asked the question "Is motivation permanent?" and my standard response is "No, but then, neither is bathing." However, in view of a recent letter I received, I'm going to change my answer to "No, motivation is not permanent, but ...





Your Opinion, My Opinion

Oct/12/2016

A friend of mine frequently says that "everyone is entitled to his own opinion -- but no one is entitled to the wrong facts." Yet it seems to be universally true that confidence seems to go with ignorance; the less we know, in many cases, the ...





An Interlude With a Message

Oct/05/2016

Several years ago, on a cold, drizzly morning, I was working in my office, when I heard a strange noise in the chimney. After several minutes, my wife heard it too and thought it might be a bird or a squirrel. I realized it was a bird and that ...





Look and Relax

Sep/28/2016

We live in a stressful world, and stress has been identified as a prime health culprit. It reduces productivity and often brings illnesses -- including high blood pressure and palpitations of the heart. The experts tell us we should relax, but ...





Stretching the Soul

Sep/21/2016

"I was just a kid," said Mr. Sharpe. "One spring day, Father called me to go with him to Old Man Trussell's blacksmith shop. He had left a rake and a hoe to be repaired. And there they were, ready and fixed like new. Father handed over a silver ...