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A “Normal” Family Gathering

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Here in the states, Thanksgiving has come and gone as has most of the family who flew or drove in. Giving thanks is the stated focus of the day and it brings the spiritual element into our blessings. The joy, however, comes from the ability to experience the “normalcy,” for most of us, of the “unnormal” family.       …

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Questions to Ponder

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I spoke to a friend yesterday who has all of her Christmas shopping done.  It certainly makes the point clear, the holiday seasons are about to begin and at least in this area she is well prepared. What it also made me think of though was what do the holidays really mean? She was certainly taking charge of her life,…

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We Have A Voice That Needs To Be Heard

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For those of you who are here in the states, we have been inundated for the last several months about the need to get out to vote.  Unfortunately, It is rare when we actually simply hear what someone honestly believes in. What they would die for. We hear more about how bad the opposition is. It supports the concept of…

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IT’S DONE!!!

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Have you ever had a project you have talked about for close to 3 years because you knew it was needed, and you wanted to do it, but so many other projects or life got in the way? Well, I am fully aware that if I had 100% committed to it I would have done it 3 years ago. I…

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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

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Last week was a trip down memory lane. One afternoon I traveled to Boston to have a reunion with my high school classmates for the second time since graduation. St. Augustine’s was a 4 room, all girls, high school in the inner city. An unaccredited high school I was told, after the fact, which did not allow me to go…

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A Philosophy of Leadership and Innovation

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In our personal lives we have an option, however limiting certain choices can be, to decide whether to innovate, to keep up with the latest everything, or not. I don’t necessarily need or want to have all the latest things; sometimes old things work quite well. When I sit in a friend’s brand-new car, I may be impressed with the…

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A Friend of Mine Died This Week

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A friend of mine died this week. I was shocked since she was so full of life and yet I know life is taking more and more folks I know, friends’ parents, friends themselves, even sadly, friends’ children. What her death caused me to do, however, was to stop and assess. I have been spending so much time lately looking…

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