Author Archives: jwfisch

“Ugg,” is what I have to say about that.

It’s a crisis of at least national, if not international, scope. I’m expecting my phone to go on Amber Alert any moment now to secure the support of all cell phone users in southern California in finding what has been … Continue reading

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Halfway to God? I don’t think so.

There is no halfway to love. Love goes all the way. Halfway leaves you dangling on a bridge to nowhere, waiting for the other person to come to you, and that may be something they may not be able or … Continue reading

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Less is more

Because I have so much to learn in this area, I am relying on one of our Catch members today for advice on raising kids — in this case, highly opinionated kids who happen to be his sons. This discussion … Continue reading

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Life between the answers with certainty

My Catch is late today because I’ve been caught in the middle. It’s a familiar place. I commonly vacillate between wanting to give you the answers with certainty (that makes me look good), and wanting to capture what it is … Continue reading

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What do we have in common?

Continuing our deeper discussion on bridge-building is discussing the concept Look for what you have in common. This is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s harder than it looks. It relies, as all parts of bridge-building do, on the last concept about … Continue reading

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I’m right; You’re wrong; So what?

Like we said on Tuesday of this week, being right is overrated. I wonder how many relationships have been sacrificed at the altar of being right. What is it that makes us do this? Is it our natural competitiveness — … Continue reading

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Living with confrontation

I need to build a bridge to my son. He’s over there somewhere; I’m over here somewhere, and there is a wall between us. I built the wall, brick by brick, by avoidance. I’m the one who can remove it … Continue reading

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Out of my shell

Be vulnerable. Be open-minded Look for what you have in common. Empathize. Cross over. Be willing to admit you were wrong. Be more eager to listen than to talk. Yesterday’s Catch was about building bridges. It listed 7 different things … Continue reading

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