Tag Archives: priorities

(Issue #536) Inspirational Hatchling


It did not let a force bigger than itself keep it from its goal. It did not quit. A lesson taught. A lesson learned. ~Roxie~ In 2019, Roxie (my canine companion) and I came across a lone sea turtle hatchling … 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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(Issue #530) The Lesson of the Handyman


Getting your stuff done! This blog has addressed the topic of procrastination.  Whether in the boardroom, faculty room, classroom, church hall, town hall, or community center, it can derail plans, goals, and dreams.  We do well to remind ourselves that … Continue reading

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(Issue #524) HTRB: Resetting the Reset


While hitting the reset button has merit, we may need to reset our view of what reset means. Will the reset, in this case, mean a complete redesign of societal institutions? Video Recommendation for the Week Bob Dylan’s prescient words (recorded in 1963; released … Continue reading

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(Issue #505) Orange to Blue


This helps me determine if what I say I prioritize is what I actually prioritize. My digital calendar is colorful. Various shades to highlight the many categories of activities in which I participate. Like: Red for family Light blue for … Continue reading

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(Issue #468) Thank You, Mom


Shortcuts shortchange the long run. It has been more than three decades since I have been able to share a Mother’s Day with my mom.  Like all moms, she never had an “owner’s manual” when it came to raising a … Continue reading

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(#407) Are You Just Doing Stuff?


We can easily get caught up in the “noise” around us if we allow that to happen. The wrong things end up pushing the right things to the side. An upcoming speaking engagement reminds me of a truism when it … Continue reading

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(#340) It’s Up To You


Treat your dreams like your property. If you don’t protect them from theft and damage, who will? I recently reacquainted myself with a bit of Casey Stengel wisdom. Stengel reportedly pointed across the field and said, See that fellow over … Continue reading

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(#270) Have You Spent Time With Ida Ownly?


A relationship with Ida Ownly has no future other than one of contrition, remorse, disappointment, and heartbreak. You know Ida Ownly, don’t you?  I’m sure you (like me) have spent some time with her. And when we do it generally … Continue reading

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(#253) Bridging the Gap: The Stories We Tell Ourselves and the Stories We Live


Stories we tell ourselves vs. stories we actually live. What stories are you telling yourself? For years I’ve been using a professional and personal growth exercises with my students and audiences. Start with one piece of paper and a pen … Continue reading

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