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(Issue #608) Interconnections  


Not sure where the words came from but there they sat in my consciousness. ~~~~~ In the Spring of 2015, Laurie and I made reservations to celebrate our 40th anniversary (February 2016) in Jamaica. A few months later she was … Continue reading

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(Issue #607) Who Are Your  Coffee-Cup People?  


We have to be mindful and reach out to those whose values and virtues help build a nurturing, dependable, responsible, friendly, brotherly (sisterly), courageous, hopeful community with high expectations. ~~~~~ In the fall of 2002, I traveled to San Antonio, … Continue reading

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(Issue #606) Renew or Release?


If you are able to forgive, does that mean you have renewed your connection with that person? ~~~~~ A plethora of accolades, news stories, and television spots paid homage to the life and accomplishments of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (died December … Continue reading

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(Issue #605) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2021


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. ~~~~~ Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude video from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  … Continue reading

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(Issue #604) Identifying What You Love


Enhance your community bright spots because you ARE one of those bright spots! ~~~~~ In the spring of this year I wrote a post about Ikigai. The model consists of four points of intersection that lead (hopefully) to life’s purpose: … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Deck the Chairs


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here This beaches holiday tradition (since 2013) has become home to many bright spots. You can find more information here. Enjoy your week. And remember to stop and appreciate your Community … Continue reading

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(Issue #603) Counting Things That Matter


Rather than counting why you’re right and I’m wrong, or I’m up and your down,or they’re out of bounds and we’re right on target,can we count on the times/things/topics on which we agree? ~~~~~ Information overload. We all experience it … Continue reading

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(Issue #602) What is Your Story?


Establish who you are as a person; boundaries and all.  ~~~~~ Speakers often rely on stories to drive a point home; to resonate and connect with the audience in front of them. Watch a presidential state of the union address … Continue reading

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(Issue #601) The Hypothesis of Generosity


So, I pulled myself off the too-often-climbed-on ledge of self-righteous upsetand took a deep breath and waited.  ~~~~~ “Where are they?” Like most craftsmen and service people, when I made the appointment I was given a two-hour block as to … Continue reading

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(Issue #600!) A Thankfulness Alphabet


May you give yourself time to reflect on your list of thanks and appreciation. ~~~~~ When feeling down, doubtful, or disappointed, I find it helpful to remind myself of the good people, experiences, and things that surround me each day. … Continue reading

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