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When the Best Intentions Lead to Disaster

The VA scandal has its roots in two related management failures. Government leaders everywhere should keep them in mind.

As the Department of Veterans Affairs begins the long, difficult and expensive process of addressing the problems that led to its scandal over falsified wait times for veterans seeking medical appointments, government managers who want to keep their own enterprises out of the same kind trouble would do well to look at the elements that brought the VA down. 855 more words

duh.

The Kidling had a remarkable day yesterday. She was cheerful all afternoon when she returned home from school, overcame an enormous fear successfully, was able to stay up late to finish her homework without a meltdown, and didn’t even get ticked when the “two stories at bedtime” reward that I offered became “one story” then “maybe just half” after I realized that she had chosen quite the tome (and no one who values her sanity keeps The Kidling up past bedtime). 60 more words

Parenting

Divergent Teen Mastermind October Challenge Huge Success

We had a great time today as we learned about amity, abnegation, erudite, candor, and dauntless. ¬†Our 14 local teens and pre-teens discovered the different factions for the recent movie, “ 151 more words

Anna Campbell

'Divergent' Chicago Interactive Faction Map

It’s been a while since any big news about the upcoming sequel to ‘Divergent’, called ‘Insurgent’, has been released. (I don’t know how much longer I can wait!) Anyway, I may have found something fans of the books/movie(s) can take a look at while we wait. 118 more words

Movies

Bound yet Free

We live an odd life as Jesus lovers.

We are free.

We are bound.

Free in our creativity, our expression, our choices.

Bound in our love to each other. 1,124 more words

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it.”

Divergent is one of my favourite books because it tells you that if you don’t fit in; then don’t.

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