Walking On Thin Ice

Have you ever wanted to do something that you knew upfront had a good chance of failing, but if it went well the reward could be huge? If you were to ask your friends for advice, they would probably discourage you as the risk is too great. So you change your course and go in…

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The biggest small town

I’ve been hanging in the city that never sleeps all weekend at a WordPress Wordcamp, trying to better understand the blogging world. I followed the blogger track but should have gone with the newbie track. Oh well, the energy from the wordpress community is all positive. Even though most of the technical stuff was a…

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It started with a toaster

My younger brother is a great man. He takes care of the world around him because he can. He has taken care of me, one way or another, most of my adult life. It’s the little things when you don’t expect it…like the 4 new tires that showed up  on my car when I left at his house…

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Do unto others

We grew up on the golden rule…you know, do unto others as you would like done unto you…something like that, right? The only problem is the assumption that what I want done unto me, you also want done unto you. Are you sure about that? I have been known to walk up and hug total…

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Footprints

As our paths cross, we have the opportunity to touch each other’s lives…the best and the worst seem to impact us the most. And, just like in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”, we often have no idea what kind of footprint we’ve left. Recognizing that every living thing has value, we should be careful…

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Too late?

Is it really too late to become what you could have been? Woulda…coulda…shoulda…didn’t. What…are you dead? At what point do we give up on our dreams and settle into mediocrity? Is it when we find ourselves firmly entrenched in that marriage that barely works? Is it when we have children and we start putting our…

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Try?

I want to rant about this annoying little word. It is so over used and misunderstood. When you say you are going to “try” to do something, it implies that you are not sure if it is possible. You can try to snowboard if you’ve never done it before. You can try to become a…

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Pre-school for the Soul

Sometimes I think that’s all this part of life is…pre-school for the soul. Our time, here…it’s over in a blink, relatively speaking. I think we are supposed to learn the little things: be nice, share, get along, love each other, forgive each other, do what’s right, try…you know, pre-school stuff. We are like little kids,…

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One degree of separation

I’m in the Reno area for a funeral. I headed over to the Enterprise booth to pick up my car and had a mood altering experience. The very nice young woman who set me up in my car is by far the best employee they have in the entire company. Well, at least that’s the impression…

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Life isn’t supposed to be fair

I think that’s the reality. Life isn’t supposed to be fair and once we stop expecting it to be, we can focus on navigating through the challenges. We are not in control of what life throws at us but we are absolutely in control of how we respond. I was exposed to this idea as…

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