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History Lessons on Memorial Day

History Lessons on Memorial Day By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A nation that does not know its past is ignorant, Teach it. A nation that lives in its past is asleep. Awaken it. A nation that does not learn from its … Continue reading

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The Children of Immigrants: Scapegoats or Treasures?

Simple Simon Says The Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Not Be Be Treated Like Criminals By Simple Simon The other day Simple Simon read about plight of an honor student–let’s call her Lisa.  Lisa is a senior at a state … Continue reading

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America Goes To War…Too Often, Too Easily

What You Say When Someone Tells You That The US Needs To Attack Iran or Send Troops to Syria by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that the decision to send the American military anywhere needs to be a Congressional decision. … Continue reading

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Sample: A Child’s Thank You Note

How To Write a Thank-you Note or Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. This week I received a thank-you note from a 12-year-old boy named Stephan that could serve as a template for any message of appreciation. Stephan wrote to thank … Continue reading

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How To Do Business With Americans: Cross-Cultural Factors

Understanding Americans: The New Social Contract by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Competitiveness is the mantra. For American companies to keep up with Chinese operations that get workers for a few dollars a day, American workers  have grudgingly accepted the view that … Continue reading

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What Would Lincoln Say About The Constitution And The Court

The Meaning of Lincoln: How He Changed America by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Author of The Words Lincoln Lived By and Lincoln on Communication The U.S. Constitution gave us a confederation.  Abraham Lincoln gave us a nation. Prior to Lincoln it … Continue reading

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How To Write: Don’t Be Wordy

When Less Is More: Write With Fewer Words by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Avoid unnecessary words and phrases. To give you a sense of the basic idea, here’s a short list of wordy phrases that are often used in letters and … Continue reading

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Writing Personal Notes: Should They Be Hand-Written?

Is It A Good Idea To Hand-Write A Personal Note? If your penmanship is legible, do it. And if you’re artistic or if you can do calligraphy, by all means take the time to do it by hand. But if … Continue reading

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How To Set Personal Goals

What You Say (And Do) When You Make Your List Of Personal Goals David Cameron Gikandi’s “A Happy Pocket Full of Money” is a terrific book. Whatyousay.com gives it five stars. Gikandi has woven strands of physics, religion, metaphysics, and … Continue reading

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Sample Letter of Thanks and Appreciation by William James

What You Say When You Want To Write A Letter of Thanks and Appreciation: A Sample Letter by William James William James was a famous psychologist and philosopher who died in 1910 His thinking has had a tremendous impact on … Continue reading

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