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The Ice Cream Prayer

Here’s a great little story (author unknown) that was given to us by Sheila MacComber. See if this doesn’t help put things in perspective, something we can all use these days. The Ice Cream Prayer Last week, I took my children to a...

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What’s in a Handshake?

In the midst of the pandemic arrival of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the seriousness of the health challenges that accompany it, we will bring a lot of elements of our lives under scrutiny. Things we have taken for granted may have far...

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Calmer Choice

“It is not necessary to change...but then again, survival is not mandatory” – Edward Deming. I believe we can also credit Mr. Deming with one of my all-time favorites, “You get what you inspect, not what you expect”. That one is worth...

“There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be used as a source of strength . . . '”

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Are We Wrapped Too Tightly?

It’s ironic: as we super insulate houses, we have created unintended moisture consequences that may cancel out any energy savings benefit we have actually gained. Over the past 20 years, moisture caused issues in new construction have...

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The Rope Swing

When you look at the cartoon above you can see how many ways in which communication can fail. I love this cartoon and wish I knew to whom we might attribute it. It’s been around for decades and since the first time I saw it, I thought it...

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Veterans Day

On Monday, November 11th, Veterans Day, we at Shepley had the pleasure of being a small part of the 7th Annual Veterans Day breakfasts in Falmouth and South Dennis. Well known restauranteurs Bill Zammer and his wife Linda, hosted hundreds...