Category Archives: Living a remarkable life

(Issue #464) Food. Family. Farewell.


But we get distracted and believe we can wait to make the connection, lend the hand, or offer a shoulder. There will always be tomorrow . So, we postpone. Last week I learned of the death of a friend’s mother. … Continue reading

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(#274) Igniting Passion: Seven Superlative Student Stars


They spoke directly to the power of teaching and the importance of relationships in life.  This past Thursday I had the honor to deliver the keynote address for the annual faculty convocation at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). The organizers … Continue reading

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(#245) Courage


What we do in these situations defines our characters and our destiny. Courage.  How do you define it? How do you exhibit it in your daily life? Probably the best way I ever heard it defined did not see it … Continue reading

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(#234) Are You Waiting for It?


You don’t wait for a goal—you work for it.  Perhaps you have heard someone say something like, “I have been waiting for this all my life!”  A student says, “I have been waiting for the day I get my degree.”   Or … Continue reading

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(#112) Creating Experiences


Think of the coming weeks and months. What experiences (small or big) have you planned that will create wonderful memories for you and those you love?  During the last week of December 2011, I conducted a 52-week review of my … Continue reading

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#2 Moving from Unremarkable to REMARKABLE!


[NOTE: I previously posted this on Blogger on June 6, 2010.] In the immediate aftermath of the abortive Time Square car-bombing (May 2010), media sources began painting a picture of the alleged suspect in the incident.  One particular description caught … Continue reading

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