Category Archives: Life lessons

(Issue #609) Never Stop Looking for What’s Not There


As you look down the road, what don’t you see?What confounds you?What is absent that, once present, will make your community a more compassionate space. ~~~~~ His words made me sit up in my chair and write a post-it note … 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 #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! Skate Parks


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Atlantic Beach (FL) and Jacksonville Beach (FL) each offer a space for the skate enthusiasts. First, Atlantic Beach and its Oceanside Rotary Skate Park located in Jack Russell … Continue reading

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(Issue #590) 115 Years Ago


Little did they know in 1924 that, in about the time it took them to finish high school,they would enter sixteen years of sacrifice. Among the memorabilia at thee Fernandina Beach Schoolhouse Inn is a photo of the a 1924 … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Public Beach Accesses


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. I have posted a few of my (recent) favorite photos of beach sunrises. Always a peaceful and reflective time of the day to get in touch with one’s … Continue reading

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Issue #589) Fill the Gap


When we reach out to fill a gap in our community (large or small) what we do issee a need, acknowledge that need, and act to address that need. Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I saw a re-post of the … Continue reading

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Issue #588) A Different Kind of Principal’s Office


Got me thinking of the good-natured fun you could havenaming drinks in your workspace or community group. Maybe even for a family get-together. Last week, we visited the Schoolhouse Inn in Fernandina Beach, FL. Built in 1886, it housed the … Continue reading

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Community Bright Spots! Sunrise on the Beach


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. Roxie (my canine companion) make our way to the sand just about every morning to take part in one of the brightest bright spots of our community: The … Continue reading

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