Dealing successfully with human dynamics.

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“Does an education of checkers prepare one for a lifetime of chess?”  – Dr. R.E.D. “Gene” Woolsey Coming out of college, I was ready to take on the working world.  I had my degree in chemical engineering and a minor in business management and I was confident that the practicality Colorado School of Mines education…

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Habits, Expectations, Disappointments, and Power in Relationship

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I’ve been exploring a new relationship in the last year.   As a serial monogamist, it started out of nowhere on what boiled down to a leap of faith as I suddenly ended a nine year relationship that never really matured into anything notable.  

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When Quitting Becomes a Habit

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Nearly every Wednesday morning I head to the climbing gym with my neighbor.  I have an obsession with overhung “upside down” routes. When we started lead climbing (securing  the rope as you go, rather than having it fixed to an anchor point at the top of the climb) two years ago, my primary interest in learning to lead was so I could climb those big, overhung routes.

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