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March 18, 2021

Five Ways Happy People Pursue Happiness

March 20th is International Day of happiness and it brought to mind a story; A few years ago a young man asked me, “what’s the difference between fun and happiness?”  I told him the answer involves a dictionary, the Dalai Lama, the declaration of independence, and, of course, the Beatles. …
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February 18, 2021

It May Not Count – but it Always Matters

Baseball has spring training, football has training camps, and golfers do… whatever golfers do (putt putt maybe?). Then in most sports there’s a preseason.  Why not just get on with the games that matter?  These practices and matches are vitally important even though they don’t count toward player statistics or…
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February 8, 2021

Is Saying Something Nice Good Advice?

Is it good advice?  If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  My parents said it, and I always tried to take it to heart.  But I’ll ask again; is it good advice?  My answer is “Yes… with a caveat.” While this is a true maxim, there…
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January 7, 2021

2020 is over! What Story Will You Tell?

The long-anticipated—prayed for—vaccine has finally arrived, and people are beginning to get immunized. With that, we can take our first collective, huge sigh of relief, believing that there is a light at the end of this very long tunnel we call 2020. But no matter how quickly we rebound and…
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December 5, 2020

What’s in Your Heart?

Scrooge is a cold and harsh man, and his heart only warms seeing his distant memories, and bleak future.  The Grinch is… well… a Grinch until he discovers the spirit of Christmas, and his heart grows three sizes!  Science has taught us that the heart is an organ that runs…
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September 24, 2020

Limited Skill Isn’t a Liability

“Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music.” - Jerome Kern September 22 marks the death of one of the most influential composers in the history of American Music: Irving Berlin.  In the first half of the 1900s, Berlin was able to capture America’s burgeoning energy…
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September 10, 2020

Opportunity in Restriction

Hollywood gave into pressure and agreed to censor what they would show in motion pictures.  In the 1930s the Catholic Church saw itself as a moral compass and presented Hollywood with the Production Code, a document with drastic restrictions for movie production.  They said ‘it’s my way or the highway’…
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August 28, 2020

Being Grateful and Making it a Habit

Captains log: quarantine date 156.  In facing monotony and the mundane, I am grateful.  No I haven’t rewatched the entire original Star Trek series… but by now I could have!  I have, though, ventured out of my house with my colorful personalized PPE, and driven past my favorite restaurant, drooling…
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August 3, 2020

Do Not Move

Your big idea is waiting on you.  You might have the greatest idea the world will ever see, but if you do not act on it, what good is it? You might have a vision—a dream— that could change the world, but if you are not willing to share it…
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February 9, 2017

When Is It Time To Start A Comeback?

It’s now been a few days since Super Bowl LI (51) and I can start to reflect on what most people are calling the greatest Super Bowl ever played. But it didn’t start out that way. Early on it looked like Atlanta was going to run away with it, rolling…
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