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Happy Birthday Yogi Berra!

Tomorrow is the birthday of Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (born May 12, 1925).   Yogi was sometimes insightful and always funny.  Here are a few of his most famous quotes. Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken. Half the lies they tell about me aren't true. I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.  I never said most of the things I said. If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em. Add yours here! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ If you...

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Have you had your Yogiism today?

Yogiisms are, of course, famous sayings by Yogi Berra.  Many of the things he has said seem silly at first glance, but upon further inspection, are actually brilliant!  Take a look at this one: "You can observe a lot just by watching." -Yogi Berra One of the problems in communication is that we don't always slow down long enough to pay close attention to others.  We are so caught up in our own "stuff" that we don't often take the time to really see others.  We may not notice their pain, a way we can help, an opportunity to share and connect.  Yogi's seemingly obvious statement is actually a pearl of wisdom, a pearl of communication wisdom we would do...

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Are you making great time, but not sure where you're going?

Are You Making Great Time, But Not Sure Where You're Going? I subscribe to a lot of fun things and several of them have quotes from the rich and famous.  Yogi Berra is one of my favorites because there is so much wisdom in his humor.  I don't know for sure if he meant them all to be funny or if it just worked out that way, but there is much to be learned here. "Yeah, but we're making great time!" -- Yogi Berra, In reply to "Hey Yogi, I think we're lost." I got to thinking about this quote of his and it struck me that there was even more wisdom in there than I had originally spotted.  At...

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