Monday, June 8, 2009

Baldies Have Their Day, Parts 1 and 2

The picture on the left shows comic Stephen Colbert of "Comedy Central" in a camouflage suit and tie receiving a haircut after our troops were shown a video of President Obama ordering that his head be shaved. His first guest, Gen. Ray Odierno, obliged.

The second installment of this two-part entry has to do with renowned author, consultant, and motivational speaker Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and many other books. Yesterday (Sunday, 7 June) he addressed a predominantly Mormon audience in Colorado Springs, CO for one-and-a-half hours, expounding on quality-of-life issues, family mission statements, use of the Indian talking stick to promote fruitful dialogue, principle-centered leadership, and setting up synergistic, win-win situations rather than settling for compromises that satisfy no one. The audience listened to his message with rapt attention, and many people, including this author, brought copies of his books so that he could autograph them.

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