by Marian Allen
What I Learned at the Timber Creek Executive Retreat
Accountability Journal (Private)
Eggs come out of chickens’ behinds. Yes, the eggs we eat.
They come out hot.
Sometimes they have poop on them.
Roosters don’t like people.
Eggs still taste good.
So do chickens.
Diurnal means active during the day – nocturnal means active during the night – crepuscular means active during the transitions between day and night or night and day. There are snakes in all these categories.
Ticks are easy to remove while they’re looking for a vulnerability, but harder to remove after they’ve dug in.
Poor housekeeping attracts bugs.
Inattention to holes in the walls allows mice to infiltrate your quarters.
Mice attract snakes.
Most snakes are not venomous, but it doesn’t take many venomous snakes to be too many.
If you don’t want to know a secret, don’t sit around a campfire too long after dark. If you do, do.
Shaving and showering in cold water for a week may or may not build character, but it does nothing for one’s personal appearance. Neither does not shaving and showering for a week.
Some women are more competent than some men.
Some women are better at kissing than they are at removing splinters or starting a fire. The kissing ones are fun to have around, but the others are of higher practical value when it counts. There are plenty of kissing ones available in places where practical value isn’t important.
Fire doesn’t care who starts it, and food doesn’t care who cooks it. A person is capable of the job or not capable of the job, regardless of how they look, who they are, how they dress, who they know, or any other external consideration. The bottom line is ability.
Was this retreat successful?
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