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Abraham Lincoln Jokes About Soldiers and War

Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: Two Stories About Soldiers and War By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Few topics were off-limits for Abraham Lincoln’s humor—death, sex, race, defecation, patriotism, preachers, religion in general, politicians, war. You name it. The topics that “proper” and “refined” … Continue reading

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Word Power: What You Say When You Want To Describe An Impossible Task

A Powerful Phrase You Can Use To Describe A Task That’s Exceedingly Difficult or Impossible By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s are some useful words you can add to your vocabulary. Recently Steve Karnacki, a senior writer at Solon.com, was a … Continue reading

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A British Prime Minister Shows Us How To Request Privacy

Word Power: What You Say When You Want To Have A Private Conversation With Someone By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Have you ever been in a conversation with a group of individuals, but you wanted to have a one-on-one conversation with … Continue reading

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What You Say To Turn a Complainer Into a Loyal Friend

Property Manager Turns Upset Neighbor Into Watchdog By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Daryl Parrish is a real estate agent and property manager in Smyrna, Georgia, a few miles north of Atlanta. Not long ago I asked Parrish to manage an investment … Continue reading

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Advice For The Divorced Man or Woman: Ending A Romance

What You Say, How You Feel When A Post-Divorce Romance Ends by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The World of the Formerly Married, that wonderful classic from the sixties by Morton M. Hunt, has some poignant insights about how divorced people feel … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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Letter or Email of Congratulations: Sample letter or note

What You Say If You Want To Write A Letter of Congratulations, or a Note of Congratulations By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Juliana, I am absolutely delighted to know about your latest accomplishment. Black belt! Black is cool–very, very cool. Black … Continue reading

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America Goes To War…Too Often, Too Easily

What You Say When Someone Tells You That The US Needs To Attack Iran or Send Troops to Syria by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that the decision to send the American military anywhere needs to be a Congressional decision. … Continue reading

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How To Disagree: My Favorite Agree-Disagree Statement

What You Say When You Want To Disagree With Someone by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com gives you a choice of power statements that you can use when you are in an argument, or when you are making a presentation, and … Continue reading

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The Humor of Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln’s Jokes

The Wit of Abraham Lincoln:  How Lincoln Used Humor To Help Others And Himself by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. ” I think it would be hard to find one who tells better jokes, enjoys them better, and laughs oftener than Abraham … Continue reading

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