Tag Archives: leadership

Community Bright Spots! Music as Social Capital


NOTE: You can find more information about the mission of this page here. In 2003, the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation committee supported an idea that led to the founding of two music events: Acoustic Night and Songwriters Night. Acoustic … Continue reading

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(Issue #592) Me or Us?


A functioning community provides a safe place for its members to explore, learn, fail, and grow. That requires the community members to make room for aspirations beyond their own (self-centered?) biases. ~~~~~ Energy practitioners believe the fifth energy chakra—the Throat … 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 #586) Good, Not-So Good, and Why (x5)


Go beyond listing a goal statement.Before acting, make sure you understand the why of your what. I have written separate posts on this blog about bright spots, not-so-bright spots, weak signals, and the five whys. Today, let’s look at how … Continue reading

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(Issue #583) The 7Rs and Public Health


Public health is a community good that connects each of The 7 Rs. |How can we remain good stewards for our community? Over the eleven-year history of this blog, seven values have repeated themselves. The same seven interrelated concepts provided … Continue reading

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(Issue #555) Tags And Quotes To Ponder


Ten concepts that help guide us. Blog posts typically have “tags” associated with them. The tags connect blog topics over time. Think of them as an index to find common concepts and themes. Below you will find the Top Ten … Continue reading

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(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


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

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(Issue #548) Honor. Celebrate. Embrace. (Reprise)


Pay attention to where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed.  Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this quote by Vern Law: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” … Continue reading

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(Issue #540) My Community Has A Sense of…My Community Struggles With….


Growth (professional and personal) benefits the community and the people it serves. Just as importantly, the growth can stimulate and sustain personal resilience. The concept of resilience—the ability to connect adaptability, recovery, discovery, and growth—has been getting a lot of … Continue reading

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(Issue #532) For What It’s Worth


Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong. -Stephen Stills-  What consequences evolve when lines drawn in the sand become immovable walls? We could say the walls reflect the non-negotiable values that people stand up for and believe. A moral code.  Opposing walls … Continue reading

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