On Respect

My Internet connection at home is out of service today. I feel like out of touch with the world. So after my daughter’s swimming lesson, I stopped by at the local public library in order to get online to check email and blog. Isn’t it great to have public libraries where we can get books to read and…
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Crucial Conversations – Book Interview

I recently interviewed Khani Sahebjam, Mn/DOT Deputy Commissioner. We talked about the 9th book in the Commissioner’s Reading Corner Book of the Month series, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High, by Kerry Patterson. Tang: Why did you pick this book?  Sahebjam: Our success as an individual and as an organization depends a great deal on our ability…
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Why Do I Blog?

Today while reading a blog post by Abubakar Jamil on why he wanted to blog, I asked myself the same question – why do I want to blog?  Before I answer that question, let me share why I get started blogging in the first place.  On March 29, 2008, I created my first blog “On My Mind.” At that time, I…
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Is It “Black Friday” Or “Buy Nothing Day”?

Today on Black Friday, I made the same choice as I did three years ago. I chose it to be the “Buy Nothing Day.” Read my article here. I didn’t go shopping, instead I stayed home, relaxed, looked through some photos taken this year, and picked the ones I wanted for the holiday greeting card, uploaded them…
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Thankful For Friends

On Thanksgiving, my family invited a few friends to our house for dinner. In addition to the Chinese food, we also had a whole turkey. This was the first Thanksgiving we had in our house that we had a turkey. So it’s quite remarkable. The amazing thing was I didn’t have to do anything. The turkey was bought, prepared, baked and delivered to my house…
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