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Time is running out.

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I read somewhere that pirates in the old days use to display hourglasses on their flags to represent the idea that time is running out. The idea is that you should do your best to get the most out of it. I often think about how little time we feel we have to do all…

911 Memories

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I have many vivid memories of what happened on this day 18 years ago as we all do. But one in particular stands out. The sense of unity we all had. Suddenly we were all Americans again. Not liberals and conservatives taking up space. We forget that at the end of the day we all…

Creative Virtues

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Creativity is not learned. If anything, it’s remembered from childhood and kept alive by a need for innovation and problem solving throughout our lives. It has always been a driving force in us since birth. It has allowed us to grow and learn and develop all the necessary tools to become the individuals we are…

Come on in, the water is fine

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As a kid, I remember being at the YMCA and standing on the diving board over – what I was sure was – freezing water. I stared down at my reflection nervous not about the jump, but the cold water. The shock of having my entire body suddenly engulfed by the sudden cold was enough…

The Wild Garden of our Childhood

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Take a moment before reading on and draw a picture of a person you love as best you can in 60 seconds. Then continue reading this blog. “Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.” – Pablo Neruda We get comfortable in our mediocrity when we grow old. We lose that wide-eyed wonder that…
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