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We remember our fallen heroes today.

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A Positively Magical(?) Way to Foster Accountability

We can all become “energy vampires” at times – if left unchecked. Our role as leaders is to check that tendency at every turn- both in the culture and, perhaps more importantly, in ourselves.

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We rise by lifting others

Here is a letter I wrote to a community I belong to when that tribe was at a low point. When we had suffered losses. When the future was uncertain. Fell free to use this, all or part of it, and share it, when you find yourself in a similar situation. Friends, Today is not […]

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Direction not intention – Andy Stanley Quote

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How can I do better?

We can become complicit in evil if we are not careful. Our behavior in our workplaces, schools, churches, communities and families and the way we react to events can send signals : we can choose to send ripples of healing kindness or ripples of bitterness; ripples of proactive improvement of the status quo or ripples […]

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Grown up trees : An observation

Here are some pictures from my morning walk. Here’s my observation: As a child I liked to draw trees. Those trees were always so symmetrical- straight-tall-trunks-roughly-round on top. Real trees – Grown up trees are not so perfectly planned. Grown up trees – like we grown ups – recognize that life is not symmetrical – […]

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Brene’ Browns Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto

I just finished reading Daring Greatly and I wanted to share the link to Brene’ Brown’s Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto. I was blown away by her final words on the subject that both summed this section up so well and were incredibly convicting personally as well. Who we are and how we engage with the world […]

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Let me build a bridge, for I cannot fill the chasm…

The poet of my youth was one Gordon Sumner, aka Sting. The first concert I ever went to was Dream of the Blue Turtles, his debut solo album. A bit odd for a kid my age as all my other friends went to the Journey, AC/DC and KISS concerts, and I loved all that music […]

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A mom for all seasons

If many of you were to write a blog about your mom and titled it ” A mom for all seasons” I suspect your story might be about one special woman who showered you with unconditional love, who was your rock, your inspiration and a guiding light in your life. Still others of you might […]

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Happy birthday in heaven Dad !

Old School : family film with Dad My Dad would have been 75 today if my “goesintas” are correct? I wish he would have had a chance to see my, my sisters and my step brother and step sister’s families grow and soar! I’m thankful my dad captured these moments of my earliest childhood on […]