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January 22, 2021

Listen So People Want to Talk

In January we shook the dust off of our feet from 2020, we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we saw the United States welcome a new president.  Now as we look forward into our future, we’re trying to live up to our name; United States of America.  Dr.…
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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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November 19, 2020

The SAFE Way to Innovate Like Google

With most of his day gone, and the cortisol pulsing through his body from a stressful day, Paul began to day dream.  His mind slipped back to a few years prior when he had fiddled with an idea in his spare time.  Paul’s boss saw his eyes glass over and…
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November 5, 2020

6 Ways to Keep It Together

When we started this pandemic interregnum we hoarded food, invested in canned goods, and stockpiled toilet paper.  We queued Netflix and found a couple good books, ready for a long “winter’s night.”  Little did we know it was going to turn into an arctic night.  We set up home offices,…
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October 22, 2020

Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are Dust – But All Are Golden

On the best days, rehearsals for a play are enlightening, stimulating, challenging, moving, and loads of fun. On the worst days, they are the same. The one big difference is that the latter didn’t go according to your plan. You didn’t make as much progress as you had hoped, or…
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October 12, 2020

6 Tips for Improving Your Focus

The year was 1976.  One young actor was about to bring things to a crashing halt.  The Pioneer Memorial Theater was filled to the brim for a production of the show Kismet.  As Warzir sang his song “Was I Wazir?” the young actor behind him let his mind wander.  He had…
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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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