I grew up in one of those Judeo-Christian homes that apparently strike terror in the hearts of the likes of Betty Friedan, Alan Grayson and Kathryn Joyce. My parents never had sex until they got married to each other. Theirs is an enduring...

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Thursday, April 06, 2006


A recording was introduced on the car radio*, by a "hot guitarist". They had to say something- the piece wasn't hot. I wondered- they would play this guy's recording of this no-account song, why? To showcase his skill, I guess.

Our society showcases skill- skill, a rare combination of talent and dedication. Those who excel at their skill are glorified, romanticized, adored, at least appreciated. The several skills that have tantalized me drifted over my mind's eye, skills I've dabbled in, skills I only dreamed of, skills I never dreamed of, but admired in other people.

With every one of these skills, excellence requires dedication (talented or not). What skills are really worth our dedication?

Something to think about. (Obviously, I'm open to input.)

*Disclaimer: I was at a red light. I came to in time to drive again when the light changed.


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