Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Month: January, 2010

246. Quotes: Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson on Skill Plus Sympathy

“Skill cannot take the place of sympathy and understanding, for science without heart is ugly and pitiless.”

—Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson

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245. Adjust

Much of life consists in this: Monitor and adjust.

244. Miss It

“Can’t miss it” usually means you will.

243. Coffee Rules

Don’t start too early in life, but enjoy each cup.

Use a burr grinder to grind the beans right before making it.

Experiment with methods – french press, gravity filter, vacuum, espresso machine – but avoid the all-too-common coffee maker. They all take about the same time to make.

Say it right. There’s no x in espresso.

Coffee stains. Clean your cup right away.

242. Knock

Doorbells are like the sucker-punch no one expects. Knock instead.

241. Vehicle Purchase

Don’t be fooled: You may enjoy a vehicle, but there is no such thing as getting a great deal on it. They are built to deteriorate, to depreciate, and to dissatisfy as time goes on.

240. Tragedy

Personal tragedy is not easy, but it is a gift. Without it, our priorities would be perpetually skewed.

239. Smoke

Don’t blow smoke. People can tell when you’re sincere.

238. Childhood

Your children only get one childhood.

237. God’s Love

God loves you because of who He is, not because of who you are, what you have done, or have failed to do.

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